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Salute to service letters to soldiers

October 28, 2019 · 2 min read · By ASU Online
Here is your chance to let them know that you are thinking about them. Salute to Service is a university-wide campaign that honors the service of veterans, military students and their families.
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This year, ASU Online is launching a letter writing campaign to our active duty students. The campaign will run November 1st - 20th with the theme of “Salute to Service Through Service.” With ASU Online serving around 4,500 students between active duty and veterans, students are invited to write letters and cards to ASU military students during the campaign.

Materials must be submitted November 1st-20th and will be sent to students throughout the holiday season.

Ways to submit letters to servicemen and women:

  • Post an inspiring message on social: Tag #asuonline
  • Submit messages through this form: links.asu.edu/SalutetoService_Letters
  • Mail your cards and letters to: Attn: Lexy Townsend, 1355 N. Scottsdale Rd, Ste. 200, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
 

Due to strict guidelines on how military members can receive mail, please only use the submit options above. Letters do not have to be long, just thoughtful and supportive. For tips and ideas on writing topics, see below.

#1

Please address to “Dear Soldier” or “Dear Sun Devil

#2

Due to mailing time, avoid dating your letter or mentioning holidays

#3

The letter doesn’t have to be long, just a paragraph or two.

The basics

Instead of that Try this
Thank you for your service. "I appreciate your service to our country because ________." or
Mention a pesonal connection to the military if applicable.
"I'm sorry you aren't able to be home
with your family for the holidays."
Something like "We value your sacrifice and know that it can't e easy being away from loved ones, especially around the holidays. Know that you are truly appreciated."
Anything political Try saying something like, "Thank you for sacrificing for our country over the years and through so many changes”
One letter Include notes, artwork, quotes, etc. from the whole family. This could be a great family activity!
Include a funny newspaper comic or article.

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