American Legion offers ways to thank veterans, troops on Veterans Day

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INDIANAPOLIS—With thousands of troops deployed overseas, The American Legion has re-launched a free, easy way to thank them for their service on the eve of Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

The electronic greeting cards are also ideal to thank all veterans, of all generations, who have served in the U.S. armed forces.

“In today’s computer age, what better way to say ‘thank you’ to a veteran or a service member serving thousands of miles from home than a musical greeting card with your personalized message that will reach them almost instantaneously,” said Paul A. Morin, national commander of The American Legion.

Anyone who has an e-mail address can receive the special cards. Creating the card is quick and easy at The American Legion’s Web site, “As our troops continue to serve in harm’s way, as countless thousands before them did in other wars, a message of support and thanks means more to a veteran than you realize,” Morin said. “Please take a few moments to use this free service and brighten the day of one or more of America’s veterans.”

The American Legion site offers e-mail cards representing each military service along with the service song that plays when the card is opened. Each card provides plenty of space to compose a personal message.

Cards may be sent now through Nov. 12.

Greeting cards may be sent direct to active duty service men and women if their military e-mail addresses are known.

The 2.7 million-member American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans organization.

From the Nov.8-14, 2006, issue

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