Let's Say Thanks to The Troops

Now that we have witnessed the fireworks and we're all busy cleaning up after the back yard bbqs (and, yes, preparing to return to work tomorrow), it's important to take a few minutes to say thanks to the brave men and women who selflessly defend the freedom that our founders selflessly risked their own lives for.

 

"Let's Say Thanks" is a project of the Xerox Corporation. To date Xerox has sent millions of cards to troops serving in our armed forces. Each card contains a personal message from a grateful American. All you have to do is take a few minutes, go to the Let's Say Thanks website, select a card design, write a personal message to a Soldier, Sailor, Airman, or Marine, and hit send!

 

Here are a few examples of messages that Texans have sent in:

Know that your time, commitment and service are appreciated! Your sacrifice to protect our freedom will never go unnoticed. - Barry, TX

 

For all you do, for all you are - I appreciate and thank you from the bottom of my heart! - Elizabeth, Garland, TX

 

Thank You so much for protecting me and all the other American citizens. You are true heroes and you will forever be in my thoughts and prayers. Know that those of us here at home are waiting for your safe return.- Rosalind, Fort Worth, TX

 

And here is a moving response from a brave Marine:

To all who have supported us, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you from myself and my fellow Marines. Your packages and well wishes have lifted our spirits at a time when we are so far away from our friends and family. I wish you could have seen the bright eyed looks and utter excitement from the Marines when opening the boxes. It was a true blessing that you made happen. It makes us proud to know that our fellow Americans care as much as we do. It makes the sacrifices we and our families make worth every minute we spend here. We Americans can stand shoulder to shoulder in unison on one thing - we're all proud of our country and we're all proud of each other. The effort you make on behalf of the troops is just as important as the work we are doing here and around the world. - A Gunnery Sergeant
 

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