Remember soldiers with Holiday Mail campaign
Monday, November 22, 2010 - 12:06 pm

To the Editor:

Every year during the holiday season, Americans take time to reflect and give thanks for the many gifts in our lives.

Whether down the block, across the country or around the world we gather with family and loved ones to share a “touch of home.”

It’s during this special season we ask you to take time to remember the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, their families and our nation’s veterans who may be separated or far from home.

Between September 7 and December 10, you are invited to send holiday greeting cards with messages of thanks and support.

Red Cross volunteers and Pitney Bowes will screen, sort and deliver your card to military installations and veterans and military hospitals across the U.S. and around the world.

Visit for details on how you can send a card.

Once you’ve read the guidelines, mail your card by December 10 to:

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

(Cards postmarked after December 10 cannot be guaranteed delivery.)

Spread the word to your friends, family and neighbors, and let’s send a “touch of home” to our service men and women, veterans and their families around the world in gratitude for their service.

Olga Grant

Branch Manager

American Red Cross of Northern New York