Friday, December 14, 2007

Know your postal rules

I think it is great to send cards and letters, etc. to the military. In fact, it is something we've enjoyed doing for many, many years. It is important to know the rules though. I'm including part of an article that I've seen repeated in the new over the past two years:

No More Letters For 'Any Wounded Soldier'
December 12, 2007 8:27 a.m. EST

Preciosa Dumlao - AHN News Writer
(AHN) - Hundreds of thousands of holiday greeting cards and get-well-soon letters for injured American soldiers were returned to sender or thrown away unopened and never reached their destinations.

The Pentagon and Postal service have refused to deliver mail letters addressed to wounded troops since the September 11 attacks and the anthrax scare, for fear terrorists might send toxic materials or bad messages to the recovering soldier wounded during war.

A rule specified that all mails must be addressed to a specific member of the armed forces. Some American troops were disappointed by the rules because special greetings and well wishers were there greatest inspiration this lonely Christmas season since they are far from their loved-ones.

This news article was found here at All Headline News.