Monday, November 24, 2008

Holiday Cards for Heroes that shows great courage, bravery, honesty, and selflessness.


SSG Sean Sanders, from Philadelphia, 489th Civil Affairs Battalion, currently attached to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, hands shampoo to citizens of Wahida, Iraq, after a free medical operation. Pic: SGT Natalie Rostek


Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Bridget Ellison, Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq, carries a box of school supplies into a Baghdad elementary school. Ellison and others from the command distributed school supplies, toys and candy to Iraqi schoolchildren. Pic: SSG Christopher Frost


An Iraqi boy in southern Baghdad's Doura Market takes time to talk with 1st Lt. Eric Fiedler, a team leader with Company A, 450th Civil Affairs Battalion from Washington, D.C. Pic: PFC Nathaniel Smith.


Capt. Aaron Wilson, from Watertown, N.Y., 203rd Brigade Support Battalion surgeon, checks a baby’s chest for wheezing during a free medical operation in Wahida, Iraq. Pic: SGT Natalie Rostek


Capt. Se Young Um, from El Paso, Texas, a pediatrician in the 203rd Brigade Support Battalion, checks a baby from head to toe during a free medical operation in Wahida, Iraq. Pic: SGT Natalie Rostek


Pfc. Kevin Smith of Los Angeles, with 2nd Platoon, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), talks with Iraqi children at their home in Iskandariyah, Iraq. Pic: SGT James Hunter.

Photos courtesy of Iraq Pictures Blog.

Please send a hero a holiday card this year!

The American Red Cross is helping you reach a hero this holdaiy season.

Holiday Mail for Heroes
PO Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456

Pitney Bowes is teaming up with the American Red Cross to help you send your cards to the many heroes who served our nation in uniform. Click here for more info.

If we are lucky, we will have a hero in our lives ....who made a difference.



  1. This is such a great idea. Thanks for passing it along.

    In the meantime, have I thanked you lately for following my blog? It may seem like I've got a funny way of showing it, changing my blog address the day before my first giveaway and screwing up everybody's links. What an idiot I can be...Anyway, if you haven't had a chance to enter the giveaway because you can't find it, try the old address, , and be sure to enter. Blogger assures me the pointers will be going in the right direction soon.

  2. Great idea! Hope many people read this.
    They are my heroes. My father was a World War II veteran. I respect each and every one of these soldiers doing what they are commanded to do.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. Yes, heroes.

    Happy Thanksgiving!


  4. This is a wonderful post Ice Pony! All these men and women are my heroes! Today's and generations past!

  5. What a lovely blog you have ~ thankyou for visiting mine ~ I will be back here ~ Ally x

  6. Very good post!
    Well done!
    Cheers, Klaus

    P.S.: You signed up for Skywatch. Unfortunately we had to remove your link, since you didn't provide a Skywatch Post. Please be so kind to check the rules before signing up!
    Thank you!
    Your Skywatch Team

  7. Those are great photos! We need to see the humanitarian part of the mission, not just the occupation. I still pray they are allowed to come home though. Iraq has made it clear they want their country back.

    Bright blessings!



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