I read a post on the Letter Writers Alliance a little while ago that made me grab my fountain pen and my paper! It was a mail call for the Honor Flight of Chicago’s World War 2 Veterans to see the Washington D.C. memorials. I checked out the website for the Honor flight. It says that the average age of the veterans is 88 and they are expected to live anywhere from 3 – 5 more years. The post on LWA is asking for letters to be written to the veterans. When the veterans are chosen to go on the Honor flights, the volunteers put out a mail call to family, who then asks for letters from other family members and friends. The only problem is that some of the veterans have out lived their family and friends. I can’t stand the thought of the Mail Call going out and some of the veterans, who served our country so long ago, not getting mail and feeling forgotten.
Please, if you have any time at all, take a few moments to jot down a quick letter to one or more of these special veterans of our country! Mail it off to the address provided in the link above. Time is short though, the Honor flight is in a couple of weeks. So, we need to get our letters in the mail soon so they’ll have time to get there! I’m off to write another one now. Hope you will too.