Rachel Cowler


I am a sophomore in the College of Nursing.  Two of my brothers and a lot of their friends enlisted when I was in middle school, so my mom and I would be constantly sending care packages to their friends deployed and they were all so appreciative. In high school I made a Wall of Honor to honor the veterans from my township and annually with a club would do a Valentine’s Day spaghetti dinner and dress-for-success clothing drive for homeless veterans in Pittsburgh. Joining the Dear Hero Program during my freshman year was a great way to stay involved and join a group with the same desire I have to support the troops who are sacrificing everything for us so we can live everyday in freedom.