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- Select a soldier you know or one who is related to someone you know.
- If you don't know a soldier, ask a friend, fellow student, co-worker, pastor, or military chaplain to help you make a connection. Make sure they provide proper mailing instructions.
- Grab some paper, an envelope, and a pen.
- Write a letter from your heart that expresses your gratitude, shows your support, and provides encouragement. Share a little bit about yourself and ask questions. Avoid such topics as death, killing, and politics.
- Include your e-mail or mailing address in case the recipient wants to write back. You could even include a self-addressed envelope.
- Send the letter.
- There are over 2.9 million active, reserve, and civilian men and women in the U.S. military.
- Hundreds of thousands of American troops are deployed indefinitely in remote parts of the world, including the Middle East, Afghanistan, Africa, the Korean Peninsula and on ships throughout international waters.
- U.S. service members are deployed for long periods away from home. They love receiving good wishes and words of appreciation and support, even from total strangers.
- Letters are the most requested item by U.S. military men and women.