About Those ‘Soldier’ Cards in the Emails?

When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please include the following:
A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20307-5001
If you approve of the idea, please pass it along to your e-mail list.

Well, don’t.

It’s a great idea, but unfortunately if you send something addressed this way, it won’t be delivered. So please, don’t forward this email.
The U.S. Postal Service will not deliver any letter, post card, or package that is not addressed to a specific individual. Anything sent to “A Recovering Soldier,” “Any Wounded Soldier,” or “Any Service Member” is unacceptable.
“We cannot accept any mail that is not specifically addressed to an individual or an organization at the medical center,” says Deputy Public Affairs Officer Terry Goodman.
Sometimes one of these letters will make it through to the medical center. If that happens, it is returned to sender.

Lots of bona fide alternatives at the end of the article.

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