I like this idea

I like this idea

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    I like this idea

    Received this in an email am sure it's good info AFAIK. I'll certainly be acting on it

    When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please include the following:

    A Recovering American soldier

    c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    6900 Georgia Avenue,NW
    Washington,D.C. 20307-5001
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    Good idea Chris , thanks for sharing it , Ill see if i cant get the girl to blog it as well

    Edited to add :

    I wonder if we couldnt find the addy to ramstein , er ramstine .. well heck that big hospital in germany where the boys go pre walter reed to include also ? or would this be a problem for some reason ?
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    How about making this a stickie!
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    Don't know the other addy Bob I'm afraid.

    Altho it's early I am sending out ten cards with insert messages, in tomorrow's mail ... let the guys know we are thinking of them - holidays or no.

    I'll make this a sticky for a while pre the holidays later.
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    Sorry to bearer of bad news but just had this heads up - makes me wanna puke. "Safety and well-being" my butt - as if cards are gonna hurt anyone - packages maybe. Oh well I guess I just wasted a bunch of time and about $4.

    Sorry - I just found this out. It was a good idea, but guess it won't fly.
    http://www.wramc.amedd.army.mil/List...rm.aspx?Id=25&


    Holiday Cards to Wounded and Recovering Soldiers




    Page Content

    Walter Reed Army Medical Center officials want to remind those individuals
    who want to show their appreciation through mail to include packages,
    letters, and holiday cards addressed to 'Any Wounded Soldier' or 'A
    Recovering American Soldier' that Walter Reed cannot accept these packages
    in support of the decision by then Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for
    Transportation Policy in 2001. This decision was made to ensure the safety
    and well being
    of patients and staff at medical centers throughout the
    Department of Defense.

    In addition, the U.S.
    <http://www.wramc.amedd.army.mil/WRRe...mericanSoldier
    .pdf> Postal Service is no longer accepting "Any Service Member" or "A
    Recovering American Soldier" letters or packages. Mail to "Any Service
    Member" that is deposited into a collection box will not be delivered.

    Instead of sending an "Any Wounded Soldier" letter or package to Walter
    Reed, please consider making a donation to one of the more than 300
    nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping our troops and their families
    listed on the "America Supports You" website, www.americasupportsyou.mil
    <http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/>

    Other organizations that offer means of showing your support for our troops
    or assist wounded servicemembers and their families include:

    http://www.usocares.org/
    http://www4.army.mil/ocpa/tooursoldiers/
    http://www.redcross.org <http://www.redcross.org/>

    For individuals without computer access, your local military installation,
    the local National Guard or military reserve unit in your area may offer the
    best alternative to show your support to our returning troops and their
    families. Walter Reed Army Medical Center will continue to receive process
    and deliver all mail that is addressed to a specific individual.

    As Walter Reed continues to enhance the medical care and processes for our
    returning service members, it must also must keep our patients and staff
    members safe while following Department of Defense policy. The outpouring of
    encouragement from the general public, corporate America and civic groups
    throughout the past year has been incredible. Our Warriors in Transition are
    amazed at the thanks and support they receive from their countrymen.
    Chris - P95
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    is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."


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    Well that bites. Sounded like a good idea to me. Sorry it won't work.
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    bummer

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