Smiles from Around the World

Every week, Operation Gratitude is contacted by recipients of our care packages who want to thank our donors and volunteers for the time and effort they generously devote to making our troops and veterans feel special. Here are some of the responses and photos we received over the last month.

“Thank you from our new Marine. He graduated May 1st in San Diego.” New Recruit copy

“My dad says thank you for your kindness. He is a WWII Veteran, age 91. He was a medic from 1942-1944; Served in South Pacific in 1944 in New Guinea. He was 18 when he signed up for the Army. So grateful for wonderful organizations like yours. He was on the Greater Peoria Honor flight this June. Those are amazing people and he had a wonderful memorable day he will never forget.”Op Vet

“Thank you very much for the care packages. The Marines enjoyed them. Thank you again! R/S SSgt J.J.H.” FINAL 1

“Thank you for all of the letters, cards and goodies. It was very much appreciated. From Operation Atlantic Resolve ***, we enjoyed everything in the box. You all are going a great deed for our country. WO1 J.M.”FINAL 2

“Thank you so much! CW2 S.D.S.”FINAL 4

“Greetings From Afghanistan! We are happy to report that we have received the packages you sent us. We are truly grateful for all of the letters and goodies. We appreciate your service to recognize deployed military members all over the world.”FINAL 5 - M.A.

“The gang really appreciates you taking the time and effort to send us all that stuff. Thank you so much and please pass it on to all involved.  SMSgt V.”FINAL 3

And from all of us at Operation Gratitude, THANK YOU for all your generosity that enables us to continue sending these very special care packages!

Want to know how you can help lift the spirits of our Military and Veterans from wherever you are? Click here for ideas.

For more photos of our care packages arriving around the world, please visit our Facebook page.

About Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude annually sends 200,000+ care packages to Veterans, First Responders, New Recruits, Wounded Heroes, their Care Givers, and to individually named U.S. service members deployed overseas and their families waiting at home. Each package is filled with food, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, as well as personal letters of support. Our mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of the Military and First Responder communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for civilians anywhere in America to express their appreciation to all who serve our nation. Each package contains donated product valued between $45 and $100 and costs our organization $15 to assemble and ship. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than 1.6 Million Care Packages.
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