A few words of encouragement or even a simple thank you, especially when it comes from a total stranger, means so much to those far away from home.....especially when they are in a combat zone. Speaking from my own personal experience in Desert Shield and Desert Storm, mail call is generally the highlight of each day.
Below are a couple of links where you can send letters or cards to the troops and bring a smile to someone who could probably use a little encouragement.
Who knows, maybe you'll even make a new friend too!
(originally posted 1-17-06 on Yahoo 360)