Help build a better world this summer by joining with the Enid Public Library and Operation Gratitude in sending letters of thanks to veterans and deployed troops. Operation Gratitude annually sends 200,000+ care packages filled with food, entertainment, hygiene, and handmade items, plus personal letters of appreciation to Veterans, First Responders, New Recruits,  Wounded Heroes, their Care Givers, and to individually named U.S. service members deployed overseas and their families waiting at home. This summer the library will be collecting letters of gratitude to include in care packages.

Don’t know where to start?

  • Start with “Dear Hero” or “Dear Brave One”.
  • You can write to new recruits, first responders,
  • or deployed troops.
  • Express your thanks for their selfless service.
  • Avoid politics completely and religion in excess; however, saying you pray for them, is wonderful.
  • Share a little about yourself: Family, Hobbies, Work, School, Pets, Travel.
  • Talk about life and interests: Sports, Weather, Music,  Movies, Food, Books.
  • Adults: You may include your contact info (mail or email) so the letter recipient can reply. Children: FIRST NAMES ONLY and no address please.
  • Can’t find the words? Consider drawing a picture instead.

Place your letter in the bin on the 2nd floor desk and we’ll see that it gets to its destination.