Letter to the Editor

Cloverdale Legion led Indiana mail-for-troops effort

Thursday, October 24, 2013

To the Editor:

As we prepare for the upcoming Christmas mail campaign, Mail for Our Military would like to extend special thanks to American Legion Auxiliary Hurst Collins Unit 281 of Cloverdale, which participated in the most recent campaign.

Led by Dora Clark, they were the leading group in Indiana and in the top five American Legion auxiliaries nationally.

The auxiliary had participants from Cloverdale, Bainbridge, Fillmore, Greencastle, Reelsville, Poland, Stilesville and Spencer.

Cards and letters are received from all across the nation, mixed thoroughly before being divided into hundreds of packages, both large and small, then sent to military units across the U.S. and around the world.

As the continuation of the Vietnam Mail Call project which was launched in 1965, this mail has been bringing smiles to our men and women in uniform for almost a half-century.

Anyone who would like to know how to join the Mail for Our Military campaign can receive complete information and instructions by sending their name and mailing address to P.O. Box 100, New Madrid, MO 63869.

The troops will thank you, and so do we.

Keith Boardman,

Executive Director

New Madrid, Mo.