Seniors send special messages to first responders

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We are just days away from a somber anniversary the one marking September 11. Some seniors in Katy are set to send special messages to those who put their lives on the line everyday first responders. (KTRK)

On the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the seniors of The Orchard Assisted Living & Memory Care in Katy have will deliver a special Patriot's Day project to honor local police, fire and medical emergency responders.

Throughout the week beginning Monday, Sept. 7th, the seniors will be gathering to write personal thank you cards, and on Tuesday, Sept. 8th, they will participate in a group activity to decorate baked sugar cookies that will go to numerous police officers, firefighters and hospital staff members.

On Friday, Sept. 11th, the seniors will personally deliver these items along with boxed lunches to the West I-10 Fire Department on Provincial Blvd., the Katy Police Station located on Franz Road and Memorial Hermann Hospital in Katy at 23900 Katy Freeway.

The senior residents will spend time interacting with the staff at each location and distributing the lunches, cookies and cards.

Some of the residents understand firsthand how significant it is to express gratitude to those in these areas, like Arnold Brema who did volunteer police work after retirement, and Helen Kieke who is a retired nurse and still remembers what is was like to serve many patients when she worked at Laura Eldridge Memorial Hospital in Sugar Land.

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