A Chance to Remember Our Troops & Vets This Holiday Season

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Posted: Nov 23, 2009 11:16 AM
The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Inc. have joined forces again this year for the Holiday Mail for Heroes program.  This programs gives us all a great opportunity to extend holiday greetings to our service members, veterans and their families.

As we enter the holiday season, please take a moment to remember over 1.4 million men and women on active duty today, and the more than 24 million who have served our country in the past.  Send a holiday card to thank them for their service!

The Red Cross has requested that we keep in mind a few guidelines when sending our greetings:

Do...
    * Sign all cards
    * Entitle cards “Dear Service Member, Family or Veteran”
    * Limit cards to 15 per person or 50 for school class or business group
    * Bundle groups of cards in single, large envelopes

Don’t...
    * Send letters
    * Include personal information such as home or email addresses
    * Use glitter – excessive amounts can aggravate health issues of wounded recipients
    * Include inserts of any kind as they must be removed in the screening process

Cards must be received no later than December 7th.  Cards received after this date will be returned to senders, so get your cards in the mail this week!

Holiday cards should be addressed and sent to:

Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456