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Blue Star Families
October 31, 2011

My husband is retired military, his son is in the military and his daughter is married to a military man. They have all experienced long tours away from each other and their extended families.
When I moved to the Fort Leonard Wood area in MIssouri I knew that I wanted to be involved somehow with helping military men, women and families. When I came across the blue star family website I was impressed with all they do and wanted to get involved as a volunteer. I contacted them and met locally with their coordinator Meghan. She is married to a military man and is very excited about all the programs blue star family offered to our military families. Impressed with her compassionate and enthusiasm I knew I wanted to get involved.
I am now Operation Appreciation Coordinator in Missouri. I recieve letter and cards from all over the US and distribute them to our wonderful military families. People from all ages taking the time to sit down, create special cards, write heartwarming letters, braiding friendship bracelets, this has all been very emotional to me and very special. The thank you letters mean so much to a serviceman or women, a spouse of military , a child , a parent , a veteran or a military family. A letter can give hope, share love and make someone feel special.
I feel so happy that I have this opportunity to use my time to thank our military families- I have great respect for them and the sacrifices they give for their country.
My experience with this NPO has been empowering, giving me the chance to do something meaningful for our military families- a chance for me to say thank you in my own way.
I am grateful.....

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receiving wonderful heartfelt letters from all ages and backgrounds. I have seen the sincere gratefullness from others- people do care and want to give thanks to our military families.

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I have worked with this organization for 6 months now and cannot add anything to this category at this time.

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Volunteer & I collect thank you letters from all over the US and distrubute these letters and cards. I also spread the word to others on what we do .