The holiday season is a time for giving thanks and celebrating with the freedom of which We the People have become accustomed. For some, this freedom has come at a high price resulting in loss of limbs or worse. So, let’s be sure to thank the men and women of our armed forces who have put their lives on the line so that we may continue to freely celebrate the holidays.
One way to do this is with a card.
Due to heightened security, military hospitals are not accepting anything that is not specifically addressed to specific service personal. Cards, packages and gifts being returned or thrown in the trash. You can read more at http://www.snopes.com/politics/christmas/walterreed.asp.
Instead, the recommendation is to send mail through a program set up through The Red Cross:
As they have done in the past, for the 2015 holiday season the Red Cross and Pitney Bowes are sponsoring a “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program to distribute holiday cards to service members, a program that encompasses not just troops who are recovering in military hospitals but also service members stationed throughout the U.S. and abroad, as well as veterans and their families.
Well-wishers who would like to send Christmas (and other seasonal) cards to U.S. service members should address those cards as follows:
Holiday Mail for Heroes
PO Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD
All cards must be postmarked no later than Friday, 6 December 2015 in order to ensure sufficient time for sorting and distribution before the holidays.
Thank you Red Cross for stepping up.
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