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Press photo by Samantha AndersonCoplay Public Library celebrates Veterans Day with a display picturing family members of the community who served in the armed forces. Press photo by Samantha AndersonCoplay Public Library celebrates Veterans Day with a display picturing family members of the community who served in the armed forces.

Coplay library sending letters to thank our troops

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by Samantha Anderson sanderson@tnonline.com in Local News

Coplay Public Library is working in conjunction with Operation Gratitude on a letter-writing campaign for servicemen and women.

The library will be collecting letters, drawings and cards until 7 p.m. Nov. 30. All of the letters will be sent to Operation Gratitude to be added to care packages Dec. 1.

Operation Gratitude sends 200,000-plus care packages each year to deployed troops, veterans, new recruits and first responders. Of all the items included in these packages, the most cherished are the personal letters of appreciation.

Operation Gratitude’s goal is to include several letters and colorful drawings in every care package in order to tell these heroes that we care. It takes only a few minutes to bring joy and support to those who serve.

Stop by the library to see the veterans display or for more information on the letter-writing campaign. Children were asked to bring pictures of their family members who served in the military for the display.

Guidelines for letter writing can be found at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St., or at coplaypubliclibrary.org/operation-gratitude.html.

For more information on Operation Gratitude, visit OperationGratitude.com or facebook.com/OperationGratitude.