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Operation Spread Joy / Update

Last night I read 300 postcards. Some made me laugh, some made me tear up. All of them made me feel proud of the whole bunch of high school students who wrote them.

If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that these cards were written to our Special Forces stationed somewhere in the remote regions of Afghanistan. I know that I personally feel an immense gratitude for the courage and skills of these men and women, and feel privileged to be able to reach out to them at Christmastime, to share some of that gratitude and spread a little cheer.

Reading the heartfelt words last night told me that the kids feel that way too.

Packages are also piling up, for both the soldiers and the local Afghan children, to be shipped out via military aircraft next week. What a thrill to have made this happen with the enthusiastic support of the high school, and the military transport thanks to the fantastic work of the  Silent Warrior Fund.

Most of all, I hope everyone’s efforts will make a difference overseas … so that while families gather here at home, and food is shared and gifts are unwrapped and lights are lit, these special heroes will know they’re not forgotten, know we care, and know we honor them.

Specially selected cards from Saxton's "52 Weeks of Peace" used for Operation Spread Joy

Patricia Saxton

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  • Deidra Alexander

    December 16, 2011 at 10:02 pm Reply

    That’s fantastic.

    • saxtonstudio

      December 17, 2011 at 12:01 am Reply

      Thanks so much for your appreciation Deidra.

  • Janet DiNardi

    December 16, 2011 at 9:05 pm Reply

    What a wonderful “project”!wish I had known…my thanks to you for doing this, my thanks to all that have participated, and MOST of all..my thanks, love, pride,and prayers to those that are serving, and those that they have left behind…GOD BLESS!!!

    • saxtonstudio

      December 16, 2011 at 11:59 pm Reply

      Next year… maybe you can be a part of it too. Thank you sharing your sentiment and support Janet!

  • Rand

    December 16, 2011 at 7:51 pm Reply

    Kudos to all involved in this effort, Patricia. You are not just sending words and art, you’re sending warm feelings and the stuff hope is made from.

    • saxtonstudio

      December 16, 2011 at 11:57 pm Reply

      Thank you Rand. You are ever kind!

  • Diane

    December 16, 2011 at 9:22 am Reply

    Mine were sent to Afghanistan last week…hoping for a little Christmas miracle that they arrive in the hands of those brave men and women before Christmas. Santa, are you listening? 🙂

    • saxtonstudio

      December 16, 2011 at 11:07 am Reply

      I’m hoping right with ya Diane! And thank you again for using the 52 Weeks cards, and prompting all this ~ you deserve a whole bunch of credit, my friend.

  • leslie

    December 16, 2011 at 9:00 am Reply

    I so love this!!!

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