Since today is Veteran’s Day (thank you to all who have served!!) I thought it was the perfect time to share a way to brighten the day of Veterans and those currently serving our country. America’s Adopt A Soldier® is holding their national letter writing campaign for the 9th year to thank the nation’s service members who are deployed and veterans who are in state veteran’s homes and hospitals.
In 2018, over 200,000 letters were shared and this year the organization is hoping to receive over 300,000 letters. Hitting this goal would allow them to send at least four letters to every veteran in a veteran’s home or veteran’s hospital as well as to all those who are deployed this holiday season.
Mary Keeser, America’s Adopt A Soldier® Founder says, “The cards and letters we receive are drawn or written by a diverse group of individuals, from 3 years-old to the over 100 years- old. From kitchen tables to classrooms, to businesses, to college dorms to faith-based establishments, the pens, pencils, crayons and pieces of paper used to create messages of hope, appreciation, unity and support will have a positive impact.”
This is a simple, meaningful activity you can do with your family tonight or even sometime this month. To participate in the 2019 National Care Letter Campaign, mail your personal written and designed letter or greeting card to America’s Adopt A Soldier, 5400 Shawnee Road, Suite #300, Alexandria, Va. 22312. Please note that the deadline for letters is December 18th.
Want to learn more about this organization? Visit: www.americasadoptasoldier.org