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It is so interesting how little things like a card from someone you’ve never met before or a clipping from the funnies in the Sunday paper can strike you with a surprisingly emotional response

Dear friends at Operation Gratitude,

We received your generous care package today. Thank you so much for the time, energy, and resources that went into it. It is so interesting how little things like a card from someone you’ve never met before or a clipping from the funnies in the Sunday paper can strike you with a surprisingly emotional response. I saw your card in the box that asked for a photo. Unfortunately, we are not allowed to take ANY photos in our location at the risk that they might end up on social media. It might seem strict, but really it is important for operational security reasons. The bad guys are smart and can use our social media to exploit us. So better to be careful. Regardless, we are deeply grateful for your kind gift. Keep up the fantastic work and know that it has a real impact on the lives of soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen over here.

Very respectfully,

Lt N.K., USAF