The Holiday Mail for Heroes project is a very touching part of the American Red Cross. Chapters throughout the country and abroad hand-make holiday cards wishing veterans a warm holiday season and thanking them for their service- especially at this time of the year. We were lucky enough to be involved in this project from beginning to end. Throughout the past few months we have held events, collected materials, and gotten our chapter and the community extremely involved in making cards to send to Pitney Bowes and be distributed around the world. I made the video above after our visit to the Southeast Louisiana War Veterans Home on December 22, 2011. The veterans and family shown in this video were just a few of the hundreds of veterans who received cards in Southeast Louisiana(we also delivered to the Disabled American Veterans and multiple outpatient facilities for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ). Being able to thank so many veterans during the holiday season with messages from home was an experience that I am proud and so happy to have had.
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