A Support the Troops military holiday mailing event was held recently in Fremont, OH, at the Wal-Mart on State Route 53. “Heroes in Action partnered with the Postal Service and Wal-Mart to send more than 80 packages to military personnel serving in the Middle East,” said USPS Retail Specialist Valerie Lucio.
The Heroes in Action organization is a military non-denominational mission committed to supporting America’s military. The organization collects care package items, and money for postage, and ships packages to troops serving in the Middle East.
After the presentation of colors by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2947 Honor Guard, Fremont Mayor Terry Overmyer read a proclamation of support for the initiative. In turn, Fremont Officer in Charge Troy Susor presented the city a framed enlargement of the Bob Hope stamp.
Fremont, OH, Officer in Charge Troy Susor and Retail Specialist Valerie Lucio shop for items to send to active military personnel serving in the Middle East.
“Bob Hope epitomizes selfless giving to our troops,” said Susor. “In 1996, Congress honored Bob Hope by declaring him the first and only honorary veteran of the U.S. armed forces. He appeared in or hosted nearly 200 USO shows during his long career.”
Heroes in Action supplied Wal-Mart customers with lists of items needed by troops. While shopping, several customers purchased items for the care packages. “Look at this postal van that’s filled with snacks, footballs and personal items for our men and women serving overseas. It is unbelievable!” said Senior Master Sgt. Mike Esser from 180th Air Reserves.
Serving in the Coast Guard and recently home from Iraq, Quinn Logsdon added, “We appreciate the Postal Service for helping in this effort. There’s nothing like getting a gift from our family and friends back home.”
For more information about Heroes in Action, check the website at http://www.heroesinaction.org. For more information on sending packages to APO/FPO addresses and the Large Priority Mail Flat Rate Box military discount, log onto usps.com. Shipping supplies are free.