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I would like to thank you for the thoughtful cards you sent to our Soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. As our nation is at war and her Soldiers are deployed across the globe, your contribution to the health and welfare of those who serve our nation and their families is a special gift indeed. As chaplains who serve a special group of Americans, it is our privilege to pass out your acts of kindness to our wounded Soldiers.

I cannot adequately express in words how these young Soldiers and their families gratefully receive the gifts of your time and kindness as they undergo such difficult times in their lives. Your thoughtful gifts will be well received. It is a blessing to be a small part of such a caring and compassionate act of service. I hope you know the positive impact your simple acts of kindness and remembrance have on our Soldiers and staff.

Please accept the thanks of a hospital chaplain who sees tragedy every day but experiences a blessing himself the day your special gifts are distributed. As you go through your life and all that it brings you daily, may you experience many joys and blessings. I pray that you will remember one Soldier’s appreciation of your service that went “above and beyond” the call of duty and will not be soon forgotten. You exemplify the best that America has to offer. God bless you.