It's as good as the holidays and I'm sure that, over the next several weeks, we'll be talking about our service men and women who are far away from home in service of our country. Here's a chance to really thank all our great service people and in a very personal way.

Turns out that our men and women in uniform like getting real mail from home. Makes sense doesn't it? While I'm sure a great many of our members of the armed forces get mail from friends and family, you know  it would really make them feel good to get a letter of "thanks" from a total stranger.

So, take a moment and drop a short line to a service person this holiday season

Here's more information

The U.S. the Postal Service is encouraging Americas to remember the sacrifices of the men and women of the U.S. military by writing them a letter. Not only do members of the military like letters from family, friends and acquaintances, but from strangers who appreciate their service. As a domestic stamp, the new Purple Heart Medal Forever stamp is good for mailing 1-ounce cards and letters addressed to service members at Army Post Office (APO), Fleet Post Office (FPO) and Diplomat Post Office (DPO), which is mailed at the domestic rather than international price. First issued as a 37-cent First-Class stamp in 2003, the Purple Heart stamp was reprinted four times due to its popularity. It was issued as a Forever Stamp in 2011, and the new version shows a slightly larger image of the medal on a pure white background.

There are several sources for finding service people to send mail: Here is link that provides several of those sources.  HERE