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Sen. Carper Encourages Delawareans to Send Cards to American Troops through "Holiday Mail for Heroes" Program

Last week, Sen. Carper joined the American Red Cross in the U.S. Capitol to sign holiday cards for servicemembers

Nov 16 2011

WASHINGTON – As the holiday season approaches, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) – a retired captain in the U.S. Navy – encourages Delawareans to participate in the American Red Cross’ “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program participated in the American Red Cross’ “Holiday Mail for Heroes” in his latest “Carper’s Corner” video blog post. The program – which Sen. Carper participated in last week – sends letters of support and well-wishes to American servicemembers stationed across the globe. The program seeks to bring a “touch of home” to U.S. troops this holiday season and gives Delawareans and all Americans a unique opportunity to thank our men and women in uniform

“As a former naval flight officer who served three tours in Southeast Asia, I know how hard it can be to spend months – in some cases years – away from home,” Sen. Carper says in his video blog post. “I remember how exciting it was to get mail from my family, and now I’m sure our servicemembers eagerly check Facebook and email for word from their loved ones. But nothing means more than receiving a letter saying thanks or a package of gifts around this time of year, so let’s continue the tradition of sending packages and letters in support of our men and women in uniform this holiday season. It’s hard to feel ‘at home’ when serving in faraway corners of the globe, but we can help bring a little bit of home to them.”

Sponsored by the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes, this project provides Americans with the opportunity to extend holiday greetings, expressions of gratitude and well wishes to service members, veterans and their families worldwide. Last year, the Red Cross distributed more than 1 million cards for service members, veterans, and their families, in communities around the world.

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