Operation: Yellow Ribbon is a non-profit organization run by two Colfax women who want to honor the efforts of western Wisconsin troops with yellow ribbons in their communities.
And now, the mother-daughter team is receiving a Presidential thank-you. Both have been invited to attend holiday receptions at the White House.
Heather Harsh is going a week from Wednesday, but her mother, Susan Norman, went on December 2, and was able to see the lighting of the Christmas tree.
"The President felt our service was commendable enough to be actually invited to the White House and meet him and the 1st lady," says Norman. "I just think that's really cool that ordinary folks are invited by the President to come and visit him in his home."
If you would like more information on Operation: Yellow Ribbon, their Web site is: www.operationyellowribbon.net