If you're looking for other ways to thank soldiers, try AnySoldier.com, a site that allows soldiers to post their needs and wants and provide addresses. Browsing through the requests is fun; lots of good pictures and stories. It really gives you a sense of what these men and women are going through, and reminds you that many of thems are just regular kids who'd just like a Twinkie and a magazine now and then. I sent a couple lotion and pedicure sets to a pair of female Marines for Christmas who requested "anything girly!"
From Grand Knight Dick Rieger, Council 4969:
Want to help a good cause? There are hundreds of wounded soldiers and Marines that are in the hospital and won't be going home for Christmas. You can help by buying phone cards and sending them to the hospitals. Wal*Mart sells a 1 hour phone card for $4.72
Here are the address's for the Army and Navy hospitals.
Walter Reed Medical Center
6900 Georgia Ave. NW
Rear Admiral Adam Robinson (MC) USN
8901 Wisconsin Ave.
These people have given so much, a phone card or two isn't much pay back but it will sure help.
Sign outside Villa Marie Council 6342 in Pomona, NJ