Write a Soldier

 

Most of us can agree that no matter you political affiliation or thoughts on the war, soldiers have a hard job that requires lots of sacrifice.  To help boost their morale, many organizations, such as those listed below, organize letter writing campaigns to let them know people stateside are thinking of them and appreciate the hard job they do.  Writing to our service men and women is a great activity for those in the early or middle stages of the disease because

1. it feels great to be able to give to others, no matter what your cognitive status

2. those who have lived through past wars, either as a solider or someone waiting anxiously back home know how much a letter can mean to a deployed or wounded solider

3. veteran’s might find reminiscing about their experience in the war is an easy topic to write about

4. the letter’s recipient won’t know if the memories shared are true or false or be bored if they’ve been told 1,000 times before

5. you can write as little or as much as you like, meaning those in the middle stages might just write or dictate a quick “thank you” and sign their name to a card, while those in the early stages can write as many pages as they like

 

Here is a list of some organizations that facilitate letter writing to soldiers.  One even has a program in which you can write veterans of past wars thanking them for their service.  This might be a nice option for those with strong memories of past wars who want to connect with others that served during that time.  Each site gives suggestions on what to write, so don’t let writer’s block stand in your way!

http://www.anysoldier.com/– Send letters and/or care packages

http://www.operationgratitude.com/get-involved/write-letters/ Send letters to currently deployed soliders, wounded soliders, and veterans

http://www.forgottensoldiers.org/write-a-soldier/– Send an online letter to a solider

http://soldiersangels.org/letter-writing-team.html– letter writting and other “teams” to support soldiers

 

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  1. Anonymous said

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