While U.S. troops left loved ones at home here in the county and elsewhere while serving in the Persian Gulf war, many Harford residents did not forget them. They organized efforts to show their support forthose called to duty. The efforts involved pride, hard work and spanned a wide segment of the Harford community -- from young school children who worked packing squeeze bottles at Aberdeen Proving Ground tobe sent to troops in Saudi Arabia to seniors in a Bel Air nursing home who made baskets, decorated with yellow bows and the Grand Old Flag, for the troops. Even the governor joined in with a tour of the proving ground and a drive in some of the vehicles tested there and usedin the war.
THE BALTIMORE SUN