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Little things like this make being away from family, long days, sleepless nights worth it

Big shoutout to #OperationGratitude for this wonderful care package that I recieved while on deployment. Along with 300 of my #shipmates. Little things like this make being away from family, long days, sleepless nights worth it. Thank you for your #support!! Hooyah Navy!!   M.N. on Instagram!!!

Thank you for showing you care

Dear Operation Gratitude,
Thank you very much for the care package, I absolutely love it. Definitely lifted my spirits. Thank you for showing you care.

Love,
SPC  J.R.P.

Being away from home is not easy but when we receive something in the mail, well, it’s a big deal for us and we look forward to it

Operation Gratitude,

I just wanted to say thank you very much for the care package you all sent me I am currently stationed in ****. It means a lot to me that you all take the time to prepare all these packages to send out to soldiers and we really appreciate all the hard work you put into it.  Being away from home is not easy but when we receive something in the mail,  well,  it’s  a big deal for us and we look forward to it. From the smallest letter or the biggest package It brings up the morale, just because  we know that someone is thinking about you other than your friends and family back home. And it’s people like you all that make myself and others know that we are not out here in vain and in your eyes we make a difference.   It is not easy working late nights or even sleepless night but we do it every day until we get back home. But with all the moral support from your organization and many others that are out there you make it possible to still make us feel at home with the things you all send us. Due to having limited access to the things we are used to from back home, well, that’s where you all come in and put that smile on our faces. Being a ten year veteran,  trust me.  I know but when asked why do I do what I do my response is for God And Country. Cuz just like my former brothers in the past have given there lives, so myself and my family to live in the greatest country on earth and to have freedom. Well it  is my turn to give back to my country and my fellow brothers who still live today not only for them but for their families and everyone else that lives here. Operation Gratitude I’m very grateful, once again,  for all that you do for me and my brothers and sisters in arms.

Respectfully,

SSG. N.G. 

Knowing that we have family aside from our real families means more than I know how to express

To Whom It May Concern,

My name is Sgt C.S.  and I recently had the opportunity of reading one of your published magazines. I was extremely moved by the amount of volunteers that spend countless hours putting packages together for those who are deployed across the world. I have to say I did not have a clue of how much went in to organizing these care packages. I have received mail in the past and it does the heart good! Personal hand written letters almost brought me to tears, especially those from kids who may not fully understand exactly what we do or why we do it. I received an e-mail a few months ago from a student who I responded  to on my last deployment roughly two ago. It came as a real shock that she actually remembered me! She said she remembered me because I took time to respond to her letter. I wrote her back to express how much I appreciated her and her classmates thinking about us while we are gone. I have to say since I am in a deployed status again, you guys came to mind almost instantly. We received a ton of care packages throughout our unit on our last mail call and the looks on my fellow Marines’ faces was indescribable. Knowing that we have family aside from our real families means more than I know how to express. It can get pretty rough out here and to have letters and treats come in from others who you do not know really hits your heart in the most genuine way. The whole point of my e-mail is to say thank you. Thank you for thinking about us, thank you for taking the time away from your families to make us feel like we never left home. If no one else tells or you ever have any doubt in your mind that what you’re doing is pointless you are very wrong! We appreciate everything!! Thank you for all that you ladies and gentlemen are doing. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!

Respectfully,

Sgt C.S.

It means a lot to lift spirits and brighten our day here away from family and friends!

Thank you all for the care package. It means a lot to lift spirits and brighten our day here away from family and friends!

Sincerely,

CPT M.S.  (army dentist) and CPT S.S.  (army preventative medicine nurse)

EVERYONE here is smiling!!!

Good morning,

I just received a care package form you guys and I absolutely love it! Thank
you soo much, the music the movie I was able to share with every one in the
office im anxious to start on my novel “A reliable Wife” I recently got
married and everyday im learning to ways to stay busy and keep our marriage
strong. we were reading all the cards and (that was the best part for us) we
liked them so much we are hanging them in our work center! You guys have an
amazing program EVERYONE here is smiling!!! Thanks again.

V/R
LS3 (SW/AW) T.

It is amazing knowing that we have people like you all supporting us back home

Operation Gratitude,

On behalf of my entire division USS ****,  WEAPONS DIVISION!
We thank you very much for the boxes. It is amazing knowing that we have
people like you all supporting us back home. Thank You.

Respectfully,
*** Weapons Division

Your packages have covered my time from a very young junior captain to a senior major looking at LTC

How are you?

I hope all is well.  I know this is the 5 or sixth different email address from me.   I am currently in ***  at the moment.  I wanted to say thank you for the awesome care package delivery to me and my shop.  I have been the initiator and recipient of many care packages from your awesome organization from the First deployment 2003-2004 to my Forth Deployment 2011-2012 covering both OIF and OEF.   However, this one surprised me because I was not expecting it here in *****.  My apologies for losing touch.  To bring you up to speed, I have gone from the deployments to school in Leavenworth, and now I am closing up a 2 year tour here.    Not sure of my next location, but will let you know.  Your packages have covered my time from a very young junior captain to a senior major looking at LTC.  Thank you for the pleasure of knowing you and all that back you as well.

Wishing you and your great organization an amazing Easter,

Warmest Wishes, J.

Respectfully,
J.J.G.

It was a pleasant surprise

Thank you for this care package. It was a pleasant surprise.   V.B.

I received the box and Soldiers are eating and using the items you

Hi,

Just a quick email to say thanks for the box you  sent to me and our
Soldiers. I appreciate your efforts and support of the Soldiers here in
****. Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures but wanted to let you know
that I  received the box and Soldiers are eating and using the items you
have sent.

Thanks again,

CH W.G.

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