Letters to the Editor

Supporting the troops can be expensive

Two first-grade teachers at Sonoma Elementary School and their students were excited about sending a "thank you" quilt, letters and care packages full of goodies to our troops in Iraq. But they were both surprised and appalled when they found out how expensive the postage was. It cost $175 to send this small token of gratitude. I cannot imagine how families of soldiers can afford to send their loved ones gifts, goodies and thoughts of home. It truly angers me!

Shouldn't the government give families and friends some kind of a break on postage? I don't think the public realizes how expensive it is. It is a disgrace.