Sunday, December 15, 2013

Operation Holiday Card ..... A Letter from a Deployed Airman



From a deployed soldier ....

In my 22 years in the Air Force, I've never been witness to such outstanding support and caring. There have been so many packages filled with such great items that I've been able to share with my entire unit. And the hand-written cards and letters are obviously filled with such thought and caring.

On average we've received about 4 packages and countless cards and letters every week for the last month alone from various organizations across the United States. We greatly appreciate the time and effort and thought put into those care packages. All of the items that we cannot immediately use at our base, we are sending to other bases in more remote locations throughout Afghanistan. Last week we collected and sent forward almost 40 boxes as part of our "Operation Pay it Forward".

Thank you for your kindness and generosity and thank you for remembering us and helping to make our time away from those we love a little easier. It is Americans like you that keep our country the best in the world. It's always a great feeling when you know someone back home is thinking of you, supports
what you are doing, and appreciates the sacrifice.

Warmest wishes for the holidays!


12 comments:

  1. just dropping in to say thank you, your an amazing woman and so happy we connected!!!!

    Kelley

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  2. Thank you for sharing this letter. It's heartwarming to know our servicemen and women received so many cards and packages. Your efforts in getting us 'involved' are much appreciated.

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  3. That is wonderful. I did get a return letter once. Loved it.

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  4. Gob Bless our troops. Thank you for sharing this.

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  5. What a lovely letter to receive. I 'm glad that there are so many of us thinking of the troops, and trying to cheer them up. I also got a return card one year, much to my delight.

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  6. Hope they'll all be home soon.

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  7. Thanks, Kim, for coordinating operation holiday cards.

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  8. That's wonderful, Kim! Thanks for sharing.

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