EVERYTHING in the packages was gone in about 60 seconds!
Hello, I just want to say a very big thank you for what you guys do. I am a reservist activated and currently serving in Afghanistan. My civilian employer’s Veteran Team had all these packages sent to us that Operation Gratitude put together. They were a big hit with our unit here. EVERYTHING in the packages was gone in about 60 seconds! Thank you very much.
Respectfully, Major R., USMC
Your kindness made my Honor Flight trip so very special
Dear Operation Gratitude Folks,
I am so grateful for the wonderful care package you sent to me. I wish I could be there in person to thank each one of you personally, but since that is not possible I am sending this note. Your kindness made my Honor Flight trip so very special. There were so many things inside my box. Some things were good for eating and others to keep me healthy. Thank you Girl Scouts for the delicious cookies. Thank you Point Of Light for all the packages you send to our military men and women. Thank you United States Postal Service for shipping these boxes. A very special thank you goes to Hattie for the little red flag that was enclosed. It is now flying attached to my care package. Thank you students from Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade for loving this great land we live in. I have taught my own children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren to love America, too. This has been an exciting time for me and I thank you with all my heart. C.F.K.
The thought of this little girl taking the time to write a letter thanking people who she does not know is just awesome
My name is SSG D., J. R. I received a box from Operation Gratitude yesterday 16May2013, here at FOB ****, Afghanistan. In the box there was a letter from a little girl. The little girls’ name appears to be Kathi. The letter was very inspiring. She was very thankful for the Soldiers who are providing her freedom. The difference in this letter from many others was the girl goes on to state that she has no feet and she is in a wheelchair. The thought of this little girl taking the time to write a letter thanking people who she does not know is just awesome. If there is any way that I could write her a letter back and maybe send some pictures thanking her, I would love to be able to. There was no return address and the letter appears to be somewhat dated, as the letter started off by saying Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. If you could help, It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Thanks, SSG J.D.
This box will really help me get through my days out to sea
To Whom it may Concern;
I have sent one email already, but feel bad because it was so short. This box will really help me get through my days out to sea. Our times can be rough out here, with no place to go. With limited resources to relieve stress, you guys are really helping out with raising morale.
How do you guys retrieve the letters in the boxes? I’m just curious. Are they people you personally know? Do you take submissions? I am thinking of having my family partake, just looking at how to do so. I would also very much like to respond to the letters in my package. One has an email address. The other, there is no address of any kind. I think it would be awesome to respond to the young man who wrote the letter. Again, thank you for the package. It really has lifted my spirits. Thank you.
Very Respectfully, IC1 D.B., USN
It has lifted my spirits tremendously
To Whom it may Concern:
Greetings! My name is D.B. and I am an IC1 on board USS ****. I just wanted to email you and inform you I have received one of your boxes. Thank you so much. It has lifted my spirits tremendously. Thank you.
IC1 D.B., USN
It’s just so awesome to know that people in our great nation care so much
I dont know who sees this email, but I just personally wanted to write and express my deepest thanks for the package that I received from you all. It was honestly so awesome to know that people took the time to volunteer and put together packages for all troops deployed and I honestly appreciate all those people’s hard work and effort. It’s just so awesome to know that people in our great nation care so much, and I can’t thank y’all enough. Currently I am in Afghanistan at a Combat Outpost (COP) and we dont have all the luxuries that major Forward Operating Bases (FOB’s) have, so the package I received was that much more awesome. Also, the letters and cards that were included were so cool. Once again, I just wanted to personally thank you for the awesome package and for the fact that people sacrificed their time and efforts to show they care. V/R………S.P.Mc
Thank you very much for the care package
Thank you very much for the care package. My dad, A.M., opening and receiving all the thoughtful items.
Thanks for taking the time to show us troops support while we’re away from home
Operation Gratitude, I received your care package today. Thanks for taking the time to show us troops support while we’re away from home. The 5 Hour energy shots were a big hit with some of the Soldiers here!!!! A.K.C.
Thank you for all you do for our veterans
It really means a lot to us, the support and love that we get
I just received one of your packages and I wanted to write to say thank you. It really means a lot to us, the support and love that we get. Thank you for all that you do. SPC J.C.