Veterans Day is right around the corner, so let’s help our kids say thank you veterans and soldiers with notes.
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A few years ago, I had coffee with my good friend, Susan. She told me the story of Uncle Jim. Next Monday, November 12th is Veterans Day’s, so I thought it was the perfect time to say thank you veterans and soldiers. Veterans Day is the perfect time to share Uncle Jim’s story.
Uncle Jim started sending care packages to soldiers in Afghanistan a few years ago. Others saw what he was doing and started chipping in for the care packages. Uncle Jim and his friends were sending “unexpected” packages of thanks to our soldiers.
A few weeks ago, Uncle Jim received an unexpected letter. . . from a colonel in Afghanistan. This colonel took the time to write a thank you for all the packages Uncle Jim had sent to the soldiers. He went on to say how the soldiers’ face changes when he receives a care package. Uncle Jim was making a huge impact with his unexpected cards & gifts.
Ways to Say Thank You Veterans & Soldiers
Thank You Veterans with a Note
Do you know a family member, neighbor, friend who is a veteran? Go ahead and write a thank you note to that veteran. We often thank those who are currently defending our country, but forget those who served well in the past. This makes me think of my dad whom I will send a thank you veterans letter before Veterans Day.
Write a Thank You Letter to a Soldier through AnySoldier.com
Any Soldier is run by 100% volunteers. It’s a chance for you to send a letter of encouragement to soldiers on duty. You may assume that the soldiers get many letters, but just the opposite is true. Susan’s son was deployed to Afghanistan awhile back. She told me that I was the only one who sent letters to her son. I was actually surprised. Please send a thank you card to a soldier today. It’s super easy with AnySoldier.
There is not one thing on this site, or anywhere, that requires you to send stuff. Letters are THE MOST requested thing by these Soldiers. So, all you need do is send a normal letter in a normal envelope with a normal stamp.
Good ideas: If you want, put your email address in your letter, many Soldiers can and prefer to reply that way.
What to write? That’s too easy: like you are talking to a friend, because that is what your Soldier is going to be . . . real quick. It is also VERY helpful if you leave your full return address as part of your letter, envelopes tend to get trashed quickly.
Adopt A Soldier Website
Why adopt? Read this…
I want to start out by telling you what a great feeling it is to open a letter from someone you have never met before and feel so loved by a complete stranger…Thank you for all that you do. Alpha troop 6/17 CAV sends their most heartfelt appreciation to all. – Tracy
Click here for the guidelines for adopting a soldier here:
Basically, you agree to sending a card/letter each week and a package each month.
So, if you want an easy way to send letters to soldier … use this resource: Send Out Cards. You can even upload an image of your family to the card . . . if you feel comfortable.
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