MILITARY MAIL-CALL *Valentine Day 2019"
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“Valentine Day 2019” Cards & Letters Challenge
To HELP boost the morale of our service men and women across the U.S. and around the World the old-fashioned way!! “Friends of our Troops” suggests the minimum quantity which can be sent is 10 pieces of mail…Bedford let’s make this a challenge and collect a minimum of 2,000 DROP THEM OFF AT : BEDFORD TOWN OFFICES—24 N. Amherst Rd, Bedford, NH 03110 DEADLINE: January 11, 2019
WHAT TO DO: Option 1: Using 8 ½ x 11 paper or light card stock fold each sheet in half. If desired, colorful pre-printed stationery with Valentine Day theme may be used. On either the front or back side of each piece write: Bedford Recreation Department, 24 N. Amherst Rd, Bedford, NH 03110 or if you are a Group/Organization sending mail put your group/organization information.
Message should be positive, upbeat and cheerful. (see below for examples) Option 2: Greeting cards which have been purchased may be used and personal messages' may be written on the cards as space permits.
WHAT NOT TO DO: Do not affix postage stamps to the individual cards or letters. Do not use “glitter” or anything that will rub off or flake off the letters or envelopes. Do not include any three dimensional objects (candy, chewing gum, key chains, pencils etc). Do not use staples.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please contact the Parks & Recreation Dept @ 472-5242 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT
Let him know how proud you are of them and what they are doing.
Military members love a good joke, so remember to keep it light. An amusing card or a funny joke is always appreciated, as are pictures of pets doing funny stunts.
Remember, the most important encouraging words for a soldier are the ones that come sincerely, from the heart. You know it, and so will the soldier who is working to support his country.
• “Thank you for leaving your homeland to protect our freedom. We know it's an ongoing sacrifice, but we appreciate what you do every day."
• “Thank you for your service to our country.”
• “Thank you for your courage and dedication. You are what America is all about. Maybe you don’t hear a lot of positive feedback from back home, but we are here. Waiting for you. Rooting for you. Praying for you.”