I had only been in Afghanistan for a few days when I realized if I did not send a card or something to my wife and my daughter for Valentines day it would be late.
I went to the little PX we have here to purchase a card or something and nothing - that's when one of my Soldiers produced a box full of cards some of which looked homemade.
I selected my cards sent them off for free and though I missed the suspense by a couple days my wife and daughter loved them.
I know we have e-mail, twitter and facebook but there is something special about a card or letter even if it's just a quick note inside.
My wife has saved every letter and card I have ever sent while on deployment.
So thanks again - what all of you are doing makes a big difference.
Sergeant Major L.S.