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Let's Say Thanks Website - Send a Card to a Soldier

Summary:
Message claims that members of the public can go to the "LetsSayThanks" website and choose a thank-you card that will be sent to US soldiers serving overseas (Full commentary below).



Status:
True

Example:(Submitted, August 2006)
Subject: Let's say "THANKS" to our Armed Forces Personnel..

Let's Say Thanks!

http://www.letssaythanks.com/

If you go to the web site at LetsSayThanks.com you can pick out a thank you card and the Xerox Corporation will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq. You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to some member of the armed services. It is FREE and it only takes a second. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these?




Commentary:
This message urges recipients to say "thank-you" to US Armed Forces personnel serving overseas by visiting a website and selecting a card to be printed and sent to a soldier. The information in the message is true.

In June 2006, Xerox launched Let'sSayThanks.com, a website that allows visitors to select from a range of postcard designs created by US children and add a personalized message to a soldier. The cards are then printed out and delivered to soldiers deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan and other locations. Information on Let'sSayThanks.com outlines the purpose of the site:
The mission of Let's Say Thanks is to provide a way for individuals across the country to recognize U.S. troops stationed overseas. By submitting a message through this site you will send a free personalized postcard greeting to deployed servicemen and women.

The postcards, depicting patriotic scenes and hometown images, were selected from a pool of entries from children across the country.
According to the Let's Say Thanks FAQ, postcards are printed in batches and distributed to various locations along with care packages from Give2TheTroopsŪ. Cards should reach their destination in one or two months from the time they are submitted on the site.

Since its 2006 launch, the site has collected millions of messages for US troops around the world. References:
Let's Say Thanks
Let's Say Thanks: About Us
Let's Say Thanks: FAQ
Give2TheTroopsŪ

Last updated: 20th November 2009
First published: 8th August 2006

Write-up by Brett M.Christensen