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Have you always wanted to say “Thank you for my freedom”? Now You Can… Write a Thank You Letter to an Honor Flight Veteran!

On the evening of Saturday, April 23, local heroes will return to EVV after visiting the National Capital Memorials. Honor Flight of Southern Indiana believes they deserve a warm welcome home. Part of this process is called Operation Mail Call, when they receive and open letters from home on their flight back to EVV.

Operation Mail Call is a very touching and very personal way to let our veterans know that, even after all these years, their sacrifices for our freedoms have not been forgotten. Each veteran will receive a mail-in envelope with dozens of cards and letters. They need your help to make it happen. Examples range from a simple card to a handwritten letter and children’s coloring pages. Involve your kids, your church, your class and be as creative as you want. Send an entire box of cards and we’ll distribute them evenly. Please leave envelopes unsealed as they are easier to open.

The deadline for the inclusion of the EVV12 is the Saturday preceding the day of the flight. Help make it a success by keeping a surprise for our veterans.

Send your letters and cards as soon as possible. Letters can be mailed to the address below or brought to the drop off sites from March 19 through APRIL 16.

• Golden Corral-Evansville location

• Evansville Public Libraries

• Red Cross Building — Stockwell Rd.

• Mission BBQ on Green River Rd

• Former National Bank Branches (Southern Indiana locations only)

• HFSI-EVV12 MAIL CALL OPERATION

Box 8234

Evansville, IN 47716

• Veteran’s full name here (if known).

The Veteran’s FULL NAME should appear on the outside of the envelope in the lower left corner only if you know their name.

Do not send to “Dad” or “Mr. Smith”, as we have 85 veterans flying with us. If you do not know the veteran you are writing to, just use “Dear Veteran” as your greeting. Please do not date your letter Examples of signatures: Bobby, Mrs. Jones’ Grade 4 class, Scott School Elementary – or simply… “A Grateful American.” Be creative and have fun. Thank you!

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