Sunday, November 9, 2008

Let's Say Thanks

My good buddy Fred emailed mom about this great idea. Fred was in the Army during the Vietnam War, so he keeps us in check when it comes to supporting our troops.

Let's Say Thanks is a program sponsored by Xerox. Log on to the website at and you can send a free printed postcard to U.S. military personnel who are stationed overseas. What a great way to say thanks for all the sacrifices these men and women make each and everyday. Even if you are not in favor of the war, we all must support our troops.

The process is really easy to do. Click one of over 40 postcard designs that were created by school kids. You then either select a message or create your own message. Your postcard is then printed by Xerox and mailed in care packages by military support organization Give2TheTroops. Though you cannot send your postcard to a specific person, Give2TheTroops assures us that your postcard will be delivered to a member of the military. Since the program started, more than 12,000 postcards have been mailed to soldiers.

Please take a moment to send a message of thanks to our troops. I only wish I could send them a picture of me in my 4th of July garb to show them how truly patriotic I am. I cannot join the military (because of my age), but I can support those you have chosen to fight for our freedom.

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