Veterans Day is November 11
I’m sure you already know that Monday, November 11th is Veteran’s Day. Tycen is a U.S Army Veteran, he spent 21 years in the military and deployed 7 times throughout his career. My dad is a Vietnam Veteran, my Grandaddy was a Marine and my Pop was in the navy.
Veterans are appreciated on Veteran’s Day, but they shouldn’t be forgotten for the rest of the year. There are many Veterans that struggle to find their place in society after their military service.
Not to mention that deployed soldiers and new recruits could also use some support. I think a reminder that we appreciate their dedication to our country and they have our support is the least we can do.
Operation Gratitude is a non-profit whose mission is to show gratitude and support to active duty military, veterans, new recruits and first responders.
They collect items to send in care packages, as well as collect letters to include in care packages.
Letter Writing Just Happens To Be My Thing
Well, writing, in general, is my thing, but letter writing is another one of my things!
My Grandmom Holt wrote letters to all of us grandchildren regularly. She wrote a letter a day to my Dad when he was serving in Vietnam. She always talked about how much more special it was to take the time to write and send someone a letter. According to her, it was an art form that shouldn’t be forgotten.
When I got hurt in March of 2018, I received so many letters and cards that it inspired me to respond with letters and cards of my own. Personalizing letters and looking forward to responses is a lot of fun.
I stumbled across Operation Gratitude online. Immediately, I thought it was the perfect way for me to use my recovery time to do something positive.
Who knows how many letters I have sent all together thus far. I wish I would have counted. Some of the envelopes I sent had 50 some letters in them.
I Vow To Write 10 Letters A Day For 30 Days
I’m going to write 10 letters a day throughout the month of November. By the end of the month, I will have 300 letters to send! It’s the least I can do in honor of all of those who have sacrificed and served to keep our country free!