Holiday Mail for Heroes

For the third year, the American Red Cross has joined with Pitney Bowes and thousands of volunteers to deliver holiday mail to active duty service members, veterans and their families.

As a newly christened Navy Mom, this feels very personal to me. My son is not deployed to a war zone but he will be in Japan for at least two more years. It’ll be his first Christmas away — very far away — from his family. He has a big, loving family, but many do not.

Please consider taking ten minutes to write a card to someone in the military. As I write this, Veterans Day has just passed and many of us expressed the profound wish that our Armed Forces and those families who have sacrificed so much could be honored more often than one day a year. This would be another way for you and your family to express your good wishes and thanks to them.

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READ THIS FIRST because there are specifics you must comply with so your card gets delivered. And HURRY because you must get them your card by December 7th.

At the bottom of the Red Cross page is a “share” button. Please post to your social media sites too. Feel free to forward my blog post to your friends and family if that’s easier. The more the merrier!

The direct link to the Red Cross is … www.RedCross.org/holidaymail

And to this blog post is … https://beckyland.wordpress.com/2009/11/13/holiday-mail-for-heroes

Thank you!

Have any of you been offered something tangible like this or simply a kind word from a stranger that helped ease your burden?

0 thoughts on “Holiday Mail for Heroes

  1. whitewinged

    This is Gloria from the social media team at the American Red Cross. Just wanted to say thank you for the great write up on Holiday Mail for Heroes! Best wishes for your family and for your son. 🙂

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  2. Donna

    Steve and I thought Adam was stationed in Okinawa, (Steve was there for 18 months) even though it is Japanese, it is not Japan. There is a big difference in those locations. He calls Okinawa a rock in the middle of the ocean, and says Japan was more than just a hop away. Japan would have been a dream posting compared to Okinawa. No matter where he is, he is a long, long, long way from home for the first time and we will be thinking of him this holiday season.

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  3. beckycc

    Thanks, Gloria! I’m thrilled to be able to do this tiny part to pass the word!

    Donna … Okinawa IS Japan. It was given back to the Japanese in 1972. I’ve been told it’s where Japanese people go on vacation. The Hawaii of Japan, they call it. Doubt they go to the military bases there, however. Can’t wait to see it for myself!

    Thanks, DeAnna, and to all the others who have promised to send cards to the troops. You guys rock and BeckyLand salutes you!

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