Honor Veterans Day this Nov. 11

Thursday, November 11 is Veterans Day this year. This special day provides many opportunities to thank and honor all who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

How will YOU thank the members of the Armed Forces this year? One great way to thank them is through the Red Cross Holiday Mail For Heroes Campaign. What better way of thanking all the people who keep our country safe than by giving them a card around the holidays?

The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Inc. are teaming up to deliver holiday cards to service members, their families and veterans, many of whom will be far from home this holiday season.  The Holiday Mail for Heroes program provides Americans with the opportunity to send holiday greetings and a note of thanks to our men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Up until December 10, the public is invited to send a “touch of home” through holiday cards that contain messages of cheer and appreciation.  The Red Cross and Pitney Bowes will then screen cards for hazardous materials, sort and package the cards, and deliver them to military bases and hospitals, veteran’s hospitals and other locations during the holidays.  Pitney Bowes is providing all screening, packaging and shipping at no charge.  The Red Cross will utilize hundreds of volunteers to sort and box cards for delivery to service men and women, veterans and family members in November and December.

Holiday cards should be addressed and sent to:

Holiday Mail for Heroes

P.O. Box 5456

Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456

Please be sure to affix adequate postage.  Cards must be received no later than December 10.  Cards received after this date will be returned to senders.  For reasons of processing and safety, participants are asked to refrain from sending “care packages,” monetary gifts, using glitter or including any inserts with the cards.

Click here for more information about the Holiday Mail for Heroes program.

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