America's Thank You Note to the Military


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American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2002 -- May is National Military Appreciation Month each year. In 2002, with Americans in combat in Afghanistan and positioned to face terrorists around the world, it is even more apt to recognize the sacrifices American service members make for freedom.

A number of events and activities are planned across the country for citizens to show their appreciation to service members. There will also be a way to do that in cyberspace.

Folks who wish to show their appreciation may sign "America's Thank You Note" to the men and women serving in the military. "There are a lot of reasons to be appreciative of the military. This year, of course, there's even more," said David Jackson, editor of, a U.S. government Web site dedicated to reporting news about the global war against terrorism.

The Thank You Note exists in cyberspace. Anyone with a computer can "sign" the card by going to and following the instructions there. Visitors
can type in a name, hometown and state and then click on a button to submit the greeting. When they do that, a message thanks them and adds, "Remember, it doesn't have to be Military Appreciation Month to thank a service member."

On the page in the upper right hand corner there is a way to "sign" the letter.