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Send It Secured: How to Properly Pack Your Morale Box for Troops

By Vicki McClure Davidson

Sending hygiene and comfort items to our deployed troops is one of the greatest gifts you can give to a soldier or Marine who is far from home, giving selfless service to our country. A care package says "we care, we're proud of you, and you're not forgotten." The morale boost a small box of everyday, inexpensive items provides is immeasurable. For too many, this "slice of home" may be the only package they ever receive while in the war zone theater.

Packing the morale box properly so that the contents aren't ruined is easy and affordable. Common sense is key. Here are some valuable suggestions:

You never know how many of our enlisted people will be deeply touched and motivated by a letter or brief note of support, sometimes even more than from the goodies you sent.

Toby Keith: Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)



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