Thursday, June 22, 2006

Denver post offices support the troops

According to the Pueblo Chieftain, when the Iraq War began in March 2003, Denver post offices began selling phone cards to customers wanting to support nearby Fort Carson soldiers.

The cards that are available include $10 for 100 minutes, $20 for 250 minutes and $30 for 450 minutes. Anyone may purchase a card.

Once customers buy a card, their names are placed on a bulletin board in the post office lobby. The bulletin board also features honorary pictures of soldiers who have served or are serving in Iraq.

The cards are mailed directly to Maj. Gen. Robert Mixon Jr., commander at Fort Carson. They then are given to soldiers scheduled for deployment to Iraq.

"It's so touching to see veterans come in and buy cards for soldiers because they've been there and they know what it's like. They want the guys to be able to call home," said Edie De La Torre, station manager of the Midtown post office.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM