Monday, November 5, 2007

Rep Jeff Perry, Helping Our Veterans.

Political Notes: Christmas cards will be sent to Walter Reed

State Rep. Jeffrey Davis Perry, R-Sandwich, will collect and distribute Christmas and holiday cards for wounded American soldiers as part of a program at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Perry will forward cards directly to wounded solders recovering at Walter Reed.

Beginning this week, people can drop off cards addressed to "Recovering American Soldier" at Perry's district office, 449 Route 6A in East Sandwich.

The deadline is Dec. 1.

Perry will cover the costs of mailing the cards.

Regular office hours are held from 2 to 4 p.m. each Friday. If you cannot stop by during normal office hours, you can call the office at 508-888-2158 to arrange a convenient time to drop off cards.

"I believe we always need to express our appreciation for the sacrifices our armed forces have made for our country. Christmas and the holidays can often be a lonely time for those serving in the military, especially those in a medical facility, and I believe we can do our part by sending them cards expressing our support and gratitude for their service," Perry said.