Let's Show Our Deployed Troops A Big THANK YOU for Thanksgiving - Here's How

Since Thanksgiving is coming up, we have a great opportunity to show our troops that we are truly thankful for them, their families and their service and sacrifices.

Please join with us in buying and/or making a Thanksgiving Card(s) and write in it how much you appreciate them and what they and their service means to you.

We will send the cards to Yankeemom so she can check them and forward them. VERY IMPORTANT: Do not seal the envelope. Sadly we have to read each card to make sure no troop haters sneak in undesirable cards (yes it does happen). This is a way we can shield our troops from that kind of crap.

The mailing address to send Thanksgiving cards is:

Ned’s Guitar Shed - Attn: Deb
PO Box 445
Cross Junction, VA 22625

Red Cross to Distribute Holiday Cards

American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2009 – The American Red Cross again will sponsor a national “Holiday Mail for Heroes” campaign to receive and distribute holiday cards to servicemembers, veterans and their families in the United States and abroad.

The card campaign includes those working and receiving care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here.

A special P.O. Box address will be published the first week of November online at http://www.redcross.org/holidaymail.

In the meantime, people shouldn’t send cards to Walter Reed unless they are addressed to a specific wounded warrior.

Due to security restrictions, Walter Reed cannot accept generic mail addressed to “A Recovering Soldier” or “Any Soldier.” In past years, hundreds of cards were returned to senders because of generic addresses, many sent in response to misleading e-mails.

The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Inc. will partner for the third year to provide screening of all mail sent to the special P.O. Box address. Cards postmarked no later than Dec. 7 will reach servicemembers recovering at Walter Reed.

(From a Walter Reed Army Medical Center news release.)
Related Sites:
Walter Reed Army Medical Center

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Great idea, will do this and pass it on too.
This is a wonderful idea and I will do plus I will send this to everyone I know. My husband was in Viet_Nam and so were alot of my friends. My nephew was in the Gulf War (and survived, thank God) and I have a nephew who has been in the
army for about 14 or 15 years and was hurt. He is now out but says he may try to go back in. Also my Godsons were both in service, one in the Marines, one in the Army and now in the Navy.
I know how much they all appreciate getting cards, letters and videos.
God Bless All and Thank You



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