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It's that time of year again, time to start working on Christmas cards...we received our first one on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  So I went Christmas card shopping today and will be slowly addressing our cards.  

Our troops give up so much of themselves and ask so little in return.  Many come back injured and spend time in the hospital and rehab...lets remember them with a Christmas card.   When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please include the following:

          A Recovering American Soldier
          c/o Walter Reed Army Medical  Center
          6900 Georgia Avenue,NW
          Washington,D.C. 20307-5001


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Comments (20)

Nancy Brenner
Referral Associates of Georgia, Inc. - Roswell, GA
Roswell Georgia Real Estate Agent
Mary - Thanks for the reminder.  I'll be sending out Holiday cards to several soldiers this year.
Nov 25, 2007 04:46 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
Mary,  Thanks for the prompt.  Looks like NEXT Christmas we will be sending cards and care packages to our own soldier.  They are scheduled to be deployed next September.  This will be his second tour of duty in Iraq.  he is supportive of the war efforts and happy to serve.  What a guy!
Nov 25, 2007 04:49 PM
Ginger S
Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC - Wilmington, NC
Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~

Mary, Thanks for posting this. I hope we get a lot of members to read this post. Great  idea!


Nov 25, 2007 05:25 PM
Charles McDonald®
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
Mary that is an excellent idea! I support the troops 200%!!! Merry Christmas!
Nov 25, 2007 10:33 PM
Peggy K.
Grand Property Virtual Tours - Buffalo Grove, IL
Illinois Virtual Tour Provider and Real Estate Photographer
Mary, thanks for the post.  We need to keep them in our thoughts and prayers always, and a little extra effort on the holidays is important.  Great idea
Nov 26, 2007 01:15 AM
Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
Mary, that is a great idea!  I can't imagine the delight they'd get from getting these.
Nov 26, 2007 01:49 AM
Trey Thurmond
BCR Realtors - College Station, TX
College Station , Texas Homes
Nov 26, 2007 01:55 AM
Tammy Stone
Prudential Preferred Realtors - Grand Rapids, MI
"Eco-Green" Agent in West Michigan


There are some great E-cards that can be sent as well.  Just an FYI for those who have loved ones or have email addresses of the troops abroad.

Nov 26, 2007 02:08 AM
Kimberly Grant
Exit Leon Crawford Realty - Huntsville, AL
Real Estate Agent - Huntsville Alabama
That is an excellent idea Mary.  There is a member of my church that just got back from Walter Reed.  He said the morale was a little low.  Away from home... holiday time... missing family... a card of encouragement could be a good pick me up for them!!
Nov 26, 2007 03:32 AM
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Our troops have given so much for us what a great reminder to give back to them; especially those injured.

Nov 26, 2007 05:13 AM
DDR Realty
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
Orange County NY
I agree with you on this. It would be such a small thing for us to do which would be a big smile to the face of an American Soldier.
Nov 26, 2007 06:25 AM
Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~
Agent Referral - Salt Lake City, UT
Thank you for the wonderful reminder Mary.  I love the idea of giving back to our soldiers.  What angels they are in our lives.
Nov 26, 2007 12:44 PM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
Thanks for sharing this address, Mary! Can you imagine the impact it would have if every Rainer sent just one card?? :)
Nov 26, 2007 02:14 PM
Midori Miller
Talk 2 Midori, LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals
Mary-That is my holiday project this year.  I went through adoptaplatoon.com.  I feel honored and so grateful for our troops.  What a great thing to do and mention to everyone!
Nov 26, 2007 03:23 PM
Sandi Bauman
Chico Homes Real Estate - Chico, CA
Chico CA Realtor
Mary-  I love this idea-- thanks for spreading the word  :)
Nov 26, 2007 03:36 PM
Michael J. O'Connor
Diamond Ridge Realty - Corona, CA
Eastvale - 951-847-4883

This is a good idea.  Many of us will be putting out cards -- only takes a moment and 42 cents postage.  Thanks for sharing!

Nov 26, 2007 03:43 PM
Sandy Nelson
Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc. - Olympia, WA
your Olympia area Realtor

Mary, Thanks for sharing this address. I'll be sure to send a few cards to our service men and women at Walter Reed.


Nov 26, 2007 04:04 PM
Rey Gallegos
Supreme Lending (NMLS ID #2129) - Las Vegas, NV
FHA, VA, Home Loans Las Vegas, NV
This is such a wonderful expression to our Servicemen and Women.
Nov 27, 2007 06:29 AM
Todd Clark
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

I didn't know there was such an address - Thanks! For the past 5 years, what I was doing was taking 50 cards down to the VA Hospital and giving them to the nursing staff, telling them to hand them out to VA's that didn't have family or hadn't gotten any cards.

Nov 28, 2007 04:23 PM
Michael J. O'Connor
Diamond Ridge Realty - Corona, CA
Eastvale - 951-847-4883

ALL - I hate to be the bearer of bad news but last night on the news I heard a quick clip that Walter Reed is NOT able to take items which are not addressed to specific individuals.  Apparently this idea has gotten around the internet and the hospital is getting flooded.

Reminds me of the kid with cancer who is probably still getting cards even today.


Dec 07, 2007 04:57 AM

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