The soldiers will then be working with the Iraqi children to plant family gardens. This is part of an overall civil-military operation that will allow coalition forces to help the Iraq community get back to normal. The kids need to experience something positive and helpful in their lives.
American soldiers winning over the Iraqi people is the quickest way to bring our soldiers home.
Vegetables common in Iraq are tomatoes, turnips, radishes, carrots, squash and smaller melons. Wild flowers would also be nice for the Iraq people. Seeds that are fast growing and don't require too much water are what is requested. Small gardening tools and gardening gloves are also requested.
There are Seeds for Soldiers drop boxes located either at the customer service area or at the register at Campbell Supply, Hy-Vee, Jones' Ace Hardware, the National Guard Armory, Nygren's True Value, Pamida and Wal-Mart, all in Vermillion. The drop boxes will be up from late March through all of May.