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Old 12-10-2009, 10:25 AM
 
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When doing your Christmas cards this year, take one card and send it to this address. If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these special people who have sacrificed so much would get. When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please address one or more to the following address:

A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue,NW
Washington,D.C. 20307-5001

If you approve, please pass it on.
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:43 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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snopes.com: Cards for Recovering Soldiers
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Walter Reed Army Medical Center officials echoed this information in a statement regarding the proposed plan to send cards to unnamed soldiers in its care:

Mail to Wounded and Recovering Soldiers

Walter Reed Army Medical Center officials want to remind those individuals who want to show their appreciation through mail to include packages and letters, addressed to "Any Wounded Soldier" that Walter Reed will not be accepting 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. Postal Service is no longer accepting "Any Service Member" or "Any Wounded Service Member" 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, America Supports You - Redirect (http://www.americasupportsyou.mil - broken link)
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:44 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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snopes.com: Holiday Mail for Heroes

Has the information on how you can send a card through the Red Cross. Unfortunately the deadline to send cards was December 7th, but they should be doing it again next year.
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