Saturday, May 14, 2011

Within moments of the package arriving

We have recently received the package that you graciously sent. I wanted to extend our gratitude and thanks to you and everyone involved in visualizing/creating/preparing/shipping these wonderful works of art to us. I am part of a joint services unit located in Kabul, Afghanistan. The "joint" part means that men and women from the Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force, and civilians are integrated and work together.

Within moments of the package arriving, people were scampering to look at and admire the workmanship of the cards. My wife is a beginner card maker herself (She hand-made our wedding invitations), so I understand how time consuming and meticulous the process can be. This is definitely a treat for us because the base post exchange does not have cards for sale. It was pleasantly surprising to find a large variety of cards included in the box; there was something for everyone. It has been only 2 days and a good number of the cards have already found new homes and are making their way back to families and friends back home. As I know from personal experience, the recipients of the cards will create scrapbooking pages/memorabilia/keepsakes which will continue to bring joy for years to come.

Attached are just a few snapshots of some of the courageous men and women I serve with. I apologize about the quality, but due to bandwidth limitations, we are unable to upload high quality, large megabyte pictures.

Thank you again for your generosity and devotion towards service members.
 Semper Fidelis,
Captain W. L. USMC

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