Army Gives Bakers Sweet Salute

Connecticut volunteers who send sweet treats to members of the U.S. military are getting a salute of their own. 

The Connecticut Cookie Platoon, based in Deep River, sends cookie to U.S. military personnel at home and aboard. The organization received the U.S. Army Freedom Team Salute and a certificate of appreciation.

Debbie Schaefer, the founder of CCP, also received a U.S. Army lapel pin.

"This award recognizes all the bakers, volunteers, donors and sponsors who help us accomplish our mission," Schaefer said. "As the Cookie Platoon has grown, we've been able to reach more and more troops and veterans and with more and more cookies. It's very rewarding to know that, all over the world, our cookies provide a taste of home, a few moments of comfort, and reminders of our support and appreciations.”

The CCP volunteers meet once a month at a different local firehouse to pack cookies for the troops.

Each shipment a soldier receives has five containers of cookies, each holding approximately a dozen assorted cookies.

Learn more about the Cookie Platoon at its Web site

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