Some local mothers of soldiers fighting the war in Iraq are going through a tough time, but they're finding comfort in each other.
The Portage County military family support group has been meeting for several months now, getting together to share their stories about the loved ones they have away fighting a war.
"When you don't hear from them and you know bad things are going on it gives you somebody to talk to," said Mary Makuski, whose son is in the 101st Airborne. "It gives you to [a place] go."
Makuski says their gatherings are usually bigger than Saturday’s, but for them it doesn't matter so long as they have someone to talk to.