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Hundreds send cards to injured soldiers

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Thursday, December 13th, 2007 at 11:56 am in Congress.

More than 800 people — mostly children in East Bay and San Joaquin Valley schools — sent Christmas cards to injured U.S. military servicemen and women as part of a “Holiday Cards for the Troops” program sponsored by Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton.

The congressman delivered the cards and letters to the Army’s Walter Reed hospital today and will visit on Friday the Naval hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. He will also deliver cards next week to reservists stationed at Camp Parks in Dublin.

The cards ranged from homemade drawings to store-bought sentiments to simple letters of thanks and gratitude, said Andy Stone, the congressman’s communications director.

Nothing warms the heart on a winter’s day quite like a child’s artwork. Please enjoy the samples I’ve posted below.

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  • Kelly Bishop

    I want to send out holiday cards to injured soldiers but don’t have names is there an address I can ship them to to have someone take them to walter reed?

  • Elwood

    “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” –George Orwell