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FYI, the Walter Reed Army Medical Center has issued a statement debunking a widely circulated email which recommends addressing holiday cards care of the Center to "A Recovering American Soldier." The U.S. Postal Service will not deliver mail so addressed, says the statement, nor will it be accepted at the hospital. Get the details...


November 10, 2007 at 10:00 am
(1) WB says:

Thanks, David! I’ve started getting these from walking club email lists. I’ll put out the word to stop it. I was thinking there are better ways to honor veterans and wounded soldiers, such as contacting your local VA Medical Center and seeing if there are donations you could make to their Recreation Therapy department. Items such as phone calling cards are always appreciated.

November 12, 2007 at 12:44 pm
(2) Barbara says:

I have many friends in the military and this was circulated throughout their family extensions. Thank you so much for stopping this; as you suggested, there are better ways such as phone cards and gift cards to your local VA Medical Center.

November 13, 2007 at 1:48 am
(3) Lynda says:

David –
A friend of mine did this last year and it *was* delivered to a soldier who wrote her a thank you card in return. I also sent one last year. Did they just now change the rules?

November 20, 2007 at 3:45 am
(4) Eskimosik says:

Hi all!

What do you think about this? When it happens?

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