HALEIWA (KHNL) - It's a new program started by a North Shore Elementary and Middle school called "Adopt-A-Soldier" The students, have a unique way of getting to know the "Wolfhounds," Soldiers of the 2/27th Infantry Battalion.
Before they set sail on the Ho'o Nanea catamaran, students from Sunset Beach Christian School hold hands in prayer with 8 Schofield Barracks Soldiers they adopted. The trip on the catamaran is a token of appreciation for their bravery.
With their deployment to Iraq less than a month away, it's the perfect gift for these soldiers. They enjoy a ride along the north shore of Oahu, and spending time with their new adopted families. The memories from this ocean outing is something the soldiers will take with them overseas.