Clipped From The San Bernardino County Sun
APPRECIATION Editor of The Sun-Telegram: On behalf of the San Bernardino Red Cross ChaDter. as Christmas ob servance chairman of and for the chapter, I wish to express appreciation to all who contributed in any way to make such a success of our Chapter's Christmas for "the boys" and "the girls" in hospitals of military and naval installations in the San Bernardino area. The givers were many from all walks of life and contributed gifts and funds for Christmas purchases. These included gifts for servicemen and servicewomen and for children of dependents, also potted plants, wreaths, sprays of Christmas greenery for decorations, also nuts, candies, tray favors, nut cups, dates, cookies, and lights and decorations for Christmas trees given by the Forest Service. As Christmas chairman I had the opportunity of visiting the base hospital at Camp Irwin near Bar-stow and receiving expressions of appreciation from the patients and hospital staff for the lovely Christ mas the Desert Air Council, our Red Cross Chapter and its friends made possible. I saw the effective use of the decorations with sprays of forest tree greens tied to the foot of each bed, wreaths and potted plants in every available spot, the decorated trees and the bright and cheerful faces of the patients, many of whom have been bedfast for a long time. All of our Red Cross officers, wokers. volunteers and others who helped in many ways join me in the heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed in any way to brighten the days of "the boys" and "the girls" at hospitals at Norton AFB, March AFB at Riverside, Marine Base and Camp Irwin at Barstow, George AFB at Victorville and in Norco Naval Hospital. Thank vou all. Mrs. J. ROSS MILLAR, Christmas chairman. Red Cross.