"a recovering wounded soldier" .
After this examiner wrote an article urging everyone to post
this status, Maj. R. Norfolk (20-year, active duty, veteran of
the Army, and a Disabled American Veteran) wrote to me. He
stated "While this might seem like a good way to show
support for wounded soldiers, the information in the message
is incorrect. Cards sent to "A Recovering American soldier"
or similar will not be accepted by Walter Reed Army Medical
Center. However, cards can be sent to servicemembers via
the "Holiday Mail for Heroes" campaign operated by the
American Red Cross. An announcement on the Walter Reed
Army Medical Center explains: The American Red Cross is
sponsoring a national "Holiday Mail for Heroes" campaign to
receive and distribute holiday cards to servicemembers and
veterans both in the United States and abroad.
Welcome to the fifth year of our Holiday Mail For Heroes
program! As in previous years, we will partner with Pitney
Bowes to collect holiday cards
from regular citizens all across the country and distribute
them to service members, veterans, and their families. If
you’re looking for a fun way to
give back a little bit this holiday season, this is a great option.
Check out our slideshow of cards from previous years for
Send cards to the address below:
Holiday Mail For Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456
All cards must be postmarked no later than Friday, December
9th. Cards postmarked after this date will unfortunately be
returned to the sender.