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"Holiday Mail for Heroes" gets legislative push

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MONROE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - Louisiana's lawmakers are asking the public to join in the Christmas "Holiday Mail for Heroes" project this year.

Senator Mary Landrieu, U.S. Representative Rodney Alexander and U.S. Senator David Vitter have all issued press releases asking Louisianians to join in.

Now in its sixth year, the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Inc. have united once again to ensure our soldiers stationed both in the United States and around the world will receive heartfelt wishes during the holidays.  Last year, the program distributed approximately one million cards to our service members, veterans and their families.

From now until mid-December, the public is invited to send cards with a personal message of gratitude and support.  Once received at the post office box listed below, the Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Inc. will deliver the cards to military bases and hospitals, veterans' hospitals and other locations.

Holiday cards should be addressed to Holiday Mail for Heroes, P.O. Box 5456, Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456.Cards must be postmarked no later than December 7.  For a full list of recommended guidelines, please visit www.redcross.org/holidaymail.

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