These are all messages sent to our soldiers:
Thank you for serving America – come home soon.
Thank you for defending our country. I am free because of you.
Keep going. Don’t give up.
God bless you for serving our country. You are my hero.
Every time I think of someone defending our country, I think of you as a hero.
You have sacrificed so much to save our country.
Smile, be happy.
I really appreciate your risking your life for us. You are a real hero.
As we enjoy our freedoms, let us never forget the men and women who sacrifice to make it possible.
Thank you for keeping us safe. Have a safe return.
Know that you are often thought of.
God bless America, and God bless you.
Without you we would have no one to fight for our country.
Dear Soldier. Hi, be safe.
Thank you for serving our country so selflessly. We pray you come home safely.
Dear Hero – Thank you for all the great things you do. A caring friend
Thank you for everything you have done.
Everyday I pray for you and hope you are safe.
Thank you for your service.
Thank you for defending our country for us, and being so brave.
Thank you for helping us with the wars. I am thinking of you.
Christmas 2011 Letter to our Heroes overseas
As I sit here writing this letter, I am thinking about Christmas Day coming up in a few months. My family spends the whole day together; eating, playing games, and opening presents.
I realize that you are millions of miles away family and home. You’re probably eating a MRE instead turkey, and dressing, or my Grandmothers yams with brown sugar topping. Instead of opening presence at home with your family, you may only be opening this letter from me.
I have heard the saying “All Hearts go home for Christmas”, and never really thought about what that meant. I believe that your heart goes home more often, because you are so far away. I want you to know that my heart is with you overseas, and I think of you often.
It all started last year in September, when I finished making cards for a hospital. I thought: “who might need my cards more than a soldier at Christmas time. I did not want to thank just one soldier; I wanted to thank many or all soldiers. I found a great sale on paper, bought 4,500 sheets, and worked to pay my mom for it. This would make 9,000 cards, thus my goal was set. I did not know how I could get them sent, and not everyone took a 16 year old seriously, one congressman did.. I calculating how many days to Christmas, I arrived at 200, the number of cards I needed to make each day to reach my goal. So I added an extra 3 hours to my day from 11:00 pm to 2, and sometimes to 4:30. It did not seem hard, or long, when I compared it to what you must go through every day. I exceed my goal, and with the help of my community sent over 11,000 Kards 4 Soldiers overseas.
As you are reading this letter, over 15,000 soldiers are reading letter or cards similar to this from me. I do not know at this I time how many more from my community will add to this number. I do not know if this even makes a dent, or difference, but I feel some satisifacation in knowing that ar least I gave my all to express my gratitude to you and 14,999 more. If you are camped out, in trenches, fields, baarricks or cities, and thinking that no one at home remembers you, I want you to know that there are people here who remember you, care and want you to come home safe.
Thank you for your sacrifice, and the sacrifice of family & friends. Thank you for your dedication, and service to our country. Because you serve, no matter what your job is, you are an important part. I enjoy freedoms here are home because of you.
The best present I will receive this year, wouldn’t be wrapped or put under the tree. The best present I will received is the fact that you are over there fighting for me
Kards 4 Soldiers
This hand print represents a hand shake, a pat on the back, and a standing ovation. Thank you for serving our country and helping to keep it free.
You don’t know me, but I am an example of teenagers, and kids who think you are awesome for what you do for us everyday. Everyone I meet or know wants you to know that they appreciate you.
This is my project, I started when I was 16. Not an assignment, or a punishment, or a dare, but the fulfillment of a dream. I wanted to thank you soldiers who fight for our freedoms. I wanted you to know how much you mean to me, and that I appreciate your willingness to serve.Because you are protecting our country, I have the freedoms I enjoy at home. You are heroes, and I wanted you to know that.
Ruth age 17
My message 2010
I want to thank you for every moment of everyday that you risk your life to protect your family, your friends, and 1,000,000 people you don’t even know.
You are a real life hero, and I want to honor you for your unselfish sacrifice to keep our country free.I pray that you return home safely to your family and friends very soon.
Ruth age 16