11/19/14 10:00am
11/19/2014 10:00 AM
Fred Carter of Cutchogue holds up a handmade card he received from a group of local Girl Scouts.

Fred Carter of Cutchogue holds up a handmade card he received from a group of local Girl Scouts. The cards have been sent to local vets on Veterans Day for the past six years.

Fred Carter said he was already having a great Veterans Day when he checked his mailbox last Tuesday.

The 85-year-old Cutchogue resident had spent the morning visiting his wife at a nursing home in Westhampton. After a patriotic ceremony was held at the facility, the couple watched videos of old Bob Hope USO shows.

When the Korean War veteran returned home that afternoon, he was touched by something he received in the mail. It was a handmade card from a group of local Girl Scouts thanking him for his service.  (more…)