Advertisement No matter what country you live in or what part of the world you call home, the odds are pretty good that your safety and security is insured by a select group of folks who risk their lives every day. He can't, security reasons you know. If you want to learn more about these 3, I have info and links in my Ways To Make A Difference Page in the header and right here: Hope this helps and that you find something right for you. In the second letter, share more details about yourself and some of the events and news going on at home. I know they are going to get a good laughed cause it flattened me like a pancake. How do you spend what free time you have? One more note before we get started — this particular list turned out somewhat westernized. I hope this works out for you and thank you for your kindness! About the Author Carl Hose is the author of the anthology Dead Horizon and the the zombie novella Dead Rising.
He agreed to distribute the packages that came to him with Attn: Any Soldier ® in his address to soldiers who didn't get much or any mail. This could affect the countries in two different ways. By text or email, include images. Wake up out there as a letter does not help us or kill us. You are a sorry free loader, and slacker. We look forward to volunteering with you! Send the letter via one of many organizations dedicated to distributing letters to soldiers see Resources.
And writing to soldiers doesn't just have to mean sending letters - you can also use our site to email people or connect on social networks, giving you plenty of ways to keep in touch. Our soldiers are often moved from one location to the next, so an address you have today may not be good tomorrow. I know there are lot of people on here who are supporting the troops and writing a letter doesn't take much time but it has a huge impact on the moral. That happens when others submit a troop who they feel needs a morale boost. Dear Rachael, Based on my experience with both troops and their families, I can tell you for sure that your feelings and kind words are very much appreciated.
If you know of a specific organization for your country that helps connect appreciative citizens with the soldiers and forces that protect them, please add that group or organization to the comments below. Many of them are in high government offices today. Have you been doing it for a while? I did a search on the web before for topics such as this — have been doing the adopt a soldier thing for years now, but always am looking for new topics or ways to improve my letters. While I was in an evacuation hospital, I saw draftees screwed up from the field. It got his mind off what was going on around him and what he was missing out on at home.
I responded to all of their emails, and letters, except for one, in which I will be sending a response next week. Just a question for the soldiers…. Include your email address in the letter if you would like to hear back from the soldier. Letter Writing Topic Idea List I know that not everyone is going to be able to sit down and create a list of 20 or 30 things, so sometimes a little creative inspiration is needed. Hi Mary, My family and I have used anysoldier. .
A Soldier, at least male soldiers - or at least me - need to know they are needed. There are a few organizations that coordinate pen pals. Or sometimes the moderator will post their email address. Please let us know if you have any questions. I wrote that one from more of a perspective of a child because I know a lot of people are looking for some examples for classrooms and other kids to write. A letter is a welcome gift from the home front.
The recommendations we offer are based solely on our mission to empower parents to raise children who care and contribute. Our mail system has been jacked up out here and I have not received the packages yet. Keystone Soldiers is located in Pennsylvania and they support overseas service members by coordinating letter correspondence and care package mailings since 2002. It has been really great and the personalized support from each person is awesome. I've got an email with a list of british soldiers from Royal Marines to Scots Guards.
There are plenty of agencies that have lines of communication in place to get letters and care packages to soldiers away from home see resources. By writing supportive letters, you bring a little bit of home to their corner of the world. I saw them medevac at the same rate as the rest of us. These were men who had plans, families, and goals before they were drafted into the army and sent to Vietnam. But keep in mind: When building a friendship with an overseas servicemember, focus on what you can bring to the table.
One of our Board of Directors was once in your boots. I'm in tears writing this, 'cause the love and support just little old me is getting touches my heart. It scared me so much because I thought I was in trouble. Regardless of country or region, one thing holds true for almost every citizen — we admire and appreciate the sacrifices these brave men and women make to keep our families and our homes safe from our enemies and those who would do us harm. Too much praise may make someone feel uncomfortable, even if it's appreciated. What one person may perceive as flirting, another may feel crosses the line.
Why even risk something coming across as disrespectful? That when I asked for care package items that I felt a bit guilty and refrained from asking for things that I truly did need. International security is a touchy subject for a lot of folks. A drop-off location is a local business that has offered to act as a collection site for letters. I had American flags flown in an F-22 Raptor in a combat mission to send back to them as thanks. Tyring to decide what to send and I tell him about our adventures and all the crazy things I always seem to get myself into while camping, 4 wheeling. Thank you for taking time out of your day to reach out, its greatly appreciated.