Reed, volunteers thank residents at RI Veterans Home by delivering care packages

Ahead of Veterans Day, Sen. Jack Reed visited the Rhode Island Veterans Home where he had one simple, but important, message to share with its residents.

“Thank you,” he said.

Reed joined volunteers from Operation Gratitude to deliver 200 care packages to residents at the nursing home. The care packages, he said, include snacks, entertainment items, handmade paracord bracelets and personal letters of appreciation.

“Our freedoms…they’ve been purchased by young men and women who have sacrificed sometimes their lives, and sometimes years of their lives, to protect the nation, we can’t forget that,” Reed said.