Thank you so much for the wonderful care package. The letters are wonderful to read, I truly enjoy them. Thank you for taking the time to send us packages, it’s nice to know we are thought of. I work in the Education Center and we have hundreds of people come through here each week. We gladly share all of our goodies with our customers. Thanks again for your support and prayers.
H S R, TSgt, USAF
To whom it may concern:
Thank you so much for the box of goodies. Everyone here really appreciates each box. It’s very thoughtful and makes our day.
SGT M G
I am a Case Manager at VVSD’s Temporary Bridge Shelter. You guys dropped off some care packages to our shelter today, and one of our veterans wanted to express his gratitude. Thanks so much for thinking of the homeless veterans at our shelter. We greatly appreciate it!
Tell the kids that I am truly happy for their letters & I am happy to continue serving because of people like you
Good morning , my name is SPC C N currently assigned at Fort Carson in Colorado but deployed in Kuwait . It is approximately 11:38 Am in Kuwait and we received your care packages from Operation Gratitude! Myself and my battles would like to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being thoughtful and sending us messages from the kids that look up to us . I was not able to do a group picture because we were busy getting work done but I took individual pictures . Tell the kids that I am truly happy for their letters & I am happy to continue serving because of people like you .
The bracelets are great, but the notes are even better. They give us the morale and strength to keep us moving
To the hard working people of Operation Gratitude,
USS Boxer’s sailors and marines would like to thank you for the paracords. The bracelets are really great for securing our stuff for the rough seas! The bracelets are great, but the notes are even better. They give us the morale and strength to keep us moving. Also, please send my thanks to a ‘Natalia J’.
USS Boxer LHD-4
Thank you for the wonderful care package! My name is C, and I’m in the Navy on the USS Boxer currently deployed in the Middle East as part of amedical trauma team. Our job is to take care of injured sailors and Marines in case the worst happens, but fortunately we do mostly day-to-day care to keep our ship full of young men and women happy and healthy. We’ve still got a few months left, and it was the perfect time for a treat from home. Opening the care packages made for a fantastic bonding evening with my team!We had a great time with each package- the beanie babies were such a blast from the past for those of us who are a little older, some of the notes and messages had us in stitches, and we traded the books all around. With all the starter sets we received, there are plans in place to learn how to play Magic that Gathering (I never thought that would be on my schedule in my mid-30s!) To top it off, I’ll never have a more welcome box of Girl Scout cookies! Thank you for all that you do, it was such a wonderful and warm surprise and a great way to spend an evening together.
I am completely amazed and just wanted to thank you for your time and let you know your efforts are appreciated!!
My husband and I are a dual-mil family. We have done 7 deployments between the two of us. He recently came home with an amazing hand made beanie and scarf. I am completely amazed and just wanted to thank you for your time and let you know your efforts are appreciated!!
L & B
We are as always very much moved by the time, attention and care you put into your shipment!
We also have to apologize for the lack of photographic evidence! We work in a classified environment and nobody wants to pose outside the tent in the 110+ temps..but I’ll see what I can do!
I can’t communicate the levity and reconnection these type of shipments bring between our formations and the chaplain section. You are doing God’s work.
Thank you so much!
98th Expeditionary Signal Battalion
Unit Ministry Team / Religious Affairs NCO
Camp Buehring, Kuwait
We have also delivered quite a few packages to some of our remote sites in the desert where they are so desperately needed; not only for moral but for much needed supplies
Volunteers and Supporters of OPERATION GRATITUDE; My company, A Co. 5th-159th Ghostriders; would like to thank you for the gift packages that you all have sent. We appreciate all the hard work and time you all have put in to make these great gifts. We have also delivered quite a few packages to some of our remote sites in the desert where they are so desperately needed; not only for moral but for much needed supplies.
I personally enjoyed the letters from the kids.
Thank you again.
CW4 P H
Test Pilot, Instructor Pilot
|Thank you to all the supporters at Operation Gratitude for the delicious and very thoughtful care package that you sent to all us Veterans over here in Florida.|
It was such a wonderful surprise – we had no idea what was in it and you couldn’t have packed it with better items. What a treat for an old guy like me (I am 82 and served in the Air Force in the 1950’s during the Korean War).
I am very proud of you Ethan for learning at such a young age the respect and appreciation that we, as Americans, should show to all who are willing to fight for the freedoms our Country was founded on. May God bless you and the United States.
American Legion Lodge #347 – Lady Lake, FL
Honor Flight Mission #44