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American Legion launches way to thank troops, veterans on Veterans Day

Article from The Eastern Gazette, Vol. 151, No. 45, November 08, 2003

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 27, 2003) - With thousands of troops deployed overseas and thousands more readying for deployment, The American Legion has relaunched a free, easy way to thank them for their service on the eve of Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

The electronic greeting cards are also ideal to than all veterans, of all generations, who have served in the U.S. armed forces.

"Veterans and those serving in the military services today need to see that there are friends and family members who are proud of their sacrifices for America," John Brieden, national commander of The American Legion said.

Anyone who has an e-mail account can receive the special cards. Creating the card is quick at The American Legion's web site, "Our troops serving overseas often have access to email and they look forward to the cards that do not take up a lot of bandwidth," Brieden said.

The American Legion site offers e-mail cards representing each military service along with the service song that plays when the card is opened. Each card provides plenty of space to compose a personal message.

The free service is being offered for the fifth consecutive year. Cards may be sent now through Nov. 1 2, 2003.

Greeting cards may be sent direct to active duty service men and women if their military e-mail addresses are known.

The 2.8 million-member American Legion is the nation's largest wartime veterans organization.

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