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With holidays near, time to write heroes
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The American Red Cross is asking everyone to help brighten the holidays for servicemen and women by filling out cards for the Holiday Mail for Heroes program.Red Cross representative Saundra Williams said, “Every year at this time the Red Cross asks people to make or sign Christmas cards to send to active-duty servicemen, veterans hospitals and military families to honor them. Veterans Day is Nov. 11, but we will collect cards until Nov. 22 to be sent to the servicemen to honor them and show appreciation for their sacrifice.”Magness Library on 118 West Main Street and all three Security Federal Bank offices, 306 West Main Street, 1017 New Smithville Highway and 5839 Manchester Highway, have agreed to be a collection spot for the cards. Use one of the pre-made cards available at the library, purchase a card, or make your own card to send.“We are asking everyone, especially churches and pre-schools to participate,” said Williams.