A lot of people will send Christmas cards to the military, and if they don’t know anyone, they will send it to “Any soldier” (or sailor). However, some facilities are overwhelmed by the process and are unable to deliver the cards.

Strategy Page explains:

the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where most wounded soldiers are cared for, has long accepted letters or parcels addressed to “Any Wounded Soldier.” No longer, mainly because of the huge amount of it. Over a million pieces a year, most of it during the holiday season, are sent just to the Walter Reed hospital.

So they suggest you send cards via the American Red Cross:

the American Red Cross, and the Pitney Bowes Corporation, will accept such mail for the Christmas season, assign a name to it, and get it delivered. Such mail should be sent (and arrive no later than December 27th) to;

We Support You During Your Recovery!
c/o American Red Cross
P.O. Box 419
Savage, MD 20763-0419

For those who prefer ecards to snail mail, MinnepauzNewsletter has linked to this site:

You can pick out an ecard, and they will arrange it to be sent to someone in the Military.

As for those who oppose the war, that doesn’t mean you can’t support the military…

If Whoopie Goldberg can send a card, you can too.


Nancy Reyes is a retired physician living in the rural Philippines. Her website is Finest Kind Clinic and Fishmarket. She has a son in law stationed in Iraq.

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