Transcribed Text of Letter

Thank you for the tremendous effort you are leading in supporting our Soldiers. The letters of support and thanks generated from your website, “A Million Thanks,” provide needed encouragement for these men and women in uniform. Young people like you demonstrate the strength and greatness of America. The Army National Guard is proud to be a sponsor of your website, and the letter writing campaign it promotes.

Just last week, I personally distributed some of your letters to several wounded National Guard veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Your efforts make a difference in people’s lives and ensure our Soldiers know that their Nation is solidly behind them.

Maintaining our Soldiers’ morale is incredibly important. Whenever and wherever they are called, Army National Guard Soldiers are there.

Thank you again for your thoughtfulness. Please accept my Director’s Coin of Excellence as a token of my sincere esteem for your work.