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Businesses Help Guard

Essex, Vermont - December 4, 2009

Members of Vermont's business community learned how they can support military families.

The Vermont Guard Family Support Group raises money to help guard families while their soldier is away on assignment. Several businesses today committed thousands of dollars to the cause.

"But when a soldier is deployed, the family is deployed as well, and they need to know that we're supporting not only the one deployed, but we're supporting them as well," said Marcelle Leahy, the wife of Senator Patrick Leahy.

Senator's Leahy's wife, Marcelle also recognized two young ladies for their work to raise money for the cause. Emma and Michaela Forgione raised $1,100 to help bring troops home from training to celebrate Christmas with their families.

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