Hoku Lani Coffee wishes to thank all our men and women in our Military serving their country. It is through their service that we enjoy all our freedoms and rights. Below is recent communication from our troops in Iraq -
Sat. December 20, 2008
Dear Anne and Jerry Ryan and our Ohana from Hoku Lani Coffee,
I just wanted to send you a long overdue note of appreciation for your generous donation to keep our troops running on a day in and day out basis here in Iraq. It is hard to imagine that we've been here for 13 months now. Only two more months to go. The time has flown by in some ways and been slow motion in others as all the Soldiers are longing for home during this Holiday Season.
We have accomplished a lot in our past 13 months. As you may know our primary mission is keeping the roads safe and clear of IEDs. Most of the time we find them and other times they "find" us. Fortunately, our Sappers are well protected with most high tech and advanced equipment available and thanks to your coffee we stay alert and ready to respond. Some of our route clearance routes are eight to 10 hours in length. I joke with the guys that Summer road trips will have a whole new meaning back on the mainland in the U.S.
On behalf of the 66th Engineer Company, First Sergeant White and I would like to extend our warmest wishes for you and yours over the Holiday Season. May God bless you in the New Year.
CPT William G. Boyd, Jr.
Commander, 66th Eng Co.
Camp Taji, Iraq