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#1 MaraM

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 05:41 PM

I haven't been able to find an address to send cards/gifts to injured Canadian soldiers and/or soldiers still serving far from home ... but did find the below one for wounded American soldiers:

Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20794-5456

Perhaps other members would be kind enough to add postal addresses for soldiers serving other Countries as well?

(I used to have various sites with not just mailing address but actual posts from various individual soldiers both saying what they needed the most and how they were doing, etc - but sadly have lost all the links).

Thanks so much,
Mara

Edited by MaraM, 29 November 2008 - 05:42 PM.

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 08:22 PM

Thanks Mara, the troops from all counties need our support and to know were thinking of them... :thumbsup:
Welcome Home Brothers
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Posted 29 November 2008 - 09:36 PM

I found this for you Mate.

http://anysoldier.com/


One for Canada.

http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/Community/Mes...dresses-2_e.asp


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Edited by Abacus 7, 29 November 2008 - 09:51 PM.


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Posted 29 November 2008 - 10:01 PM

I also found this written by an Aussie.

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,HE LIVED ALL ALONE,IN A ONE BEDROOM
HOUSE, MADE OF PLASTER AND STONE.
I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY,WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE,AND TO SEE JUST WHO,IN
THIS HOME, DID LIVE.
I LOOKED ALL ABOUT,A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE, NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS,NOT
EVEN A TREE.
NO STOCKING BY MANTLE,JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND,ON THE WALL HUNG
PICTURES,OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.

WITH MEDALS AND BADGES,AWARDS OF ALL KINDS,A SOBER THOUGHT,CAME THROUGH
MY MIND.
FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT,IT WAS DARK AND DREARY,I FOUND THE HOME OF
A SOLDIER,ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY.

THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING,SILENT, ALONE,CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR,IN THIS
ONE BEDROOM HOME.
THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE,THE ROOM IN DISORDER,NOT HOW I PICTURED,AN
AUSTRALIAN SOLDIER.

WAS THIS THE HERO, OF WHOM I'D JUST READ?CURLED UP ON A PONCHO, THE
FLOOR FOR A BED?

I REALIZED THE FAMILIES,THAT I SAW THIS NIGHT,OWED THEIR LIVES TO THESE
SOLDIERS,WHO WERE WILLING TO FIGHT.

SOON ROUND THE WORLD THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY AND GROWNUPS WOULD
CELEBRATE A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY.

THEY ALL ENJOYED FREEDOM EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS
LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE.

I COULDN'T HELP WONDER HOW MANY LAY ALONE,ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE IN A
LAND FAR FROM HOME.

THE VERY THOUGHT BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE, I DROPPED TO MY KNEES AND
STARTED TO CRY.
THE SOLDIER AWAKENED, AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE, "SANTA DON'T CRY, THIS
LIFE IS MY CHOICE; I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM, I DON'T ASK FOR MORE, MY LIFE IS
MY GOD, MY COUNTRY, MY CORPS."

THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP, I COULDN'T CONTROL IT, I
CONTINUED TO WEEP.
I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS, SO SILENT AND STILL, AND WE BOTH SHIVERED FROM
THE COLD NIGHT'S CHILL.

I DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE ON THAT COLD, DARK, NIGHT, THIS GUARDIAN OF
HONOR SO WILLING TO FIGHT.
THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER WITH A VOICE SOFT AND PURE WHISPERED,
"CARRY ON SANTA,IT'S CHRISTMAS DAY, ALL IS SECURE."

ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH AND I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT."MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND
AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT

"This poem was written by an Australian Peacekeeping soldier stationed
overseas. The following is his request. I think it is reasonable PLEASE.
Would you do me the kind favour of sending this to as many people as you
can? Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is due to all of the
service men and women for our being able to celebrate these festivities.
Let's try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of what we owe. Make
people stop and think of our heroes, living and dead, who sacrificed
themselves for us. Please, do your small part to plant this small seed.


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Posted 30 November 2008 - 01:56 AM

That is truly lovely - thank you ever so much for sharing, Abacus!
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Posted 30 November 2008 - 11:28 PM

Mara included an address for sending mail to wounded soldiers. That program is sponsered by the American Red Cross, and is not limited to the wounded.

There is a deadline for the cards- they MUST be post-marked no later than December 10th.
For information on the program and sending guidelines, see the following page. It includes links to the Red Cross page about the program, and links for info if you want to send calling cards or care packages.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/christmas/soldiercards.asp

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 02:17 AM

Its really worth, i will like to send some these unsung heroes. Thanks for the beautiful & kind advice




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