“10,000 Say Thanks” Campaign
The Eastern Kentucky Military Historical Society is proud to be partnering with a network of over 80 organizations nationwide to ensure that every US Service Member serving abroad receives a letter from home on Thanksgiving Day. With your support and help, we hope to send over 10,000 hand-written letters and cards – one for every Kentuckian serving overseas – as our contribution to this effort. Get your friends, schools and workplaces to take part in this effort.
It will only take 5 minutes out of your day to write a letter or card, but it will bring joy to our troops that will last a lifetime.
WHAT TO WRITE ABOUT
Keep your message upbeat and positive Be thankful- share a little bit of yourself Ask questions; however, do not discuss death or killing Avoid politics completely and religious in excess It is all about appreciation and respect Ask yourself: Will this letter bring a smile to someones face?
MORE HELPFUL INFORMATION
-Sample salutations: Dear Hero, Dear Brave One
-Include your own mail or email so recipients can choose to reply
STUDENTS: Use first name only plus teacher’s name/classroom and school address
TEACHERS: Use your name and contact information on students letters
-No stamps or envelopes are needed
-Hand Written letters or cards are most appreciated
-No glitter please
-All letters will be screened – please do not seal envelopes.
-Send multiple letters together in one large mailing envelope or box.
-If you do not receive a reply from a Service Member, do not be discouraged. Remember: Our troops are busy!
-When you do receive responses, please screen the letters before giving to your students.
HOW TO GET COMPLETED LETTERS TO EKMHS
COMPLETED LETTERS AND CARDS MUST BE IN BY NOVEMBER 7, 2014 AT 4:00 PM
ASHLAND, KY 41105
Lamp Post Café – 1450 Greenup Ave. Ashland, KY 41101
(606) 547-2607 to arrange pick up.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL MATT POTTER AT (606) 547-2607