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Holiday Cards for Coasties Serving Overseas

Let Coast Guard members serving overseas know that they're in your thoughts this holiday season.

The Coast Guard Foundation is sending cards and letters to those troops serving so far away and we need your help. Your message to Coast Guard personnel serving overseas will go a long way in helping them know that their mission is important and people back home support them.

Send your card to our offices by Friday, December 7 2012, and we'll include it in our package going to Coast Guard members who are currently serving overseas.

Address it to:

Coast Guard Foundation
c/o Holiday Cards for Coasties
394 Taugwonk Road
Stonington, CT 06378

Be creative! We will send a Coast Guard Foundation baseball cap to one randomly selected submission.



Comments (13)

  1. Thank you for your service; the sacrifice being away from your family so that others may enjoy being home over the holidays is a selfish act and I pray that you are someday rewarded for your sacrifice and committment to the Safety of the Citizens of the United States. Blessings!
  2. Thank you for your committement and sacrifice so that others can be home with their families! May you someday be rewarded for your selfless act of kindness, Many Blessings today and throughout the New Year!
  3. Thank you for being the 911 of the open seas and an Eternal for being the guardians of the greatest country on God's Green Earth, the United States of America
  4. Your personal sacrifice and commitment to duty is greatly appreciated. All of us wish you a safe deployment as measured by fair winds and calm seas.
  5. Correction to last message Thank you for being the 911 of the open seas and an Eternal Thank You being the guardians of the greatest country on God's Green Earth, the United States of America
  6. I hope the folks overseas appreciate what you do as much as we do here in the states. I wouldn't feel as confident when I'm on my boat if I didn't know you all were out there waiting to provide assistance when and if needed. Thank you to all of you brave and dedicated men and women in the Coast Guard. Have a very happy and safe holiday and forever more!
  7. Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones, we are sorry that you have to be apart for the holidays. Please know we appreciate your sacrifices. With Sincere Thanks for your Service, The Vandehei Family
  9. Thank you for your service to your country and serving in the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserve. I have served overseas during the holidays and know what it is like to be away from your family. However the experience will last you a life time. Your commitment does not go unnoticed. From one Coastie to another may you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May you have a safe return. If you are ever in NH, make sure you visit the CG/CG Aux memorial at the NH Veteran's Cemetery in Boscawen. It's a beautiful tribute for all those that have served before us and who continue to serve.
  10. My whole family appreciates the sacrifice and lifesaving tasks you do everyday. We wish you the Merriest of Christmases and may your New Year be safe and prosperous. The commitment you make is easily overlooked by many as the burdens of the year pass by, be assured that me and my family never overlook your commitment to our country and to each other. God bless you, our thoughts and prayers will be with you throughout the holidays and the coming year. Warm regards, Victor & family.
  11. I spent 3 out of 4 holidays away from family while in the CG, but 40 yrs later I can look back and find something special about those times. I hope the Lord consoles you and your families while apart. Thanks for your sacrifices.
  12. To all of our guardians; I hope that your Christmas and New Year are full of happiness and joy. Be safe and stay strong , and Thanks for all you do for us. Don Proscia USCG AUXILIARY
  13. Brothers in Arms, I sincerely hope that you and yours will have a safe, warm and happy holiday. I often have memories of the time I spent overseas, and how a kind word from strangers was very much appreciated. Be true to yourself and your cause, return to us when your duty is done.