The other day I saw a lot of facebook posts about sending recovering American soldiers Christmas cards.

This is a hoax.If you've seen this post on facebook asking you to send a Christmas card to a recovering American Soldier at Walter Reed Medical Center don't do it. It's not real.

I investigated this because I too thought it was a great idea.

I looked it up on and it stated that this posting is a completely false.

Your card will not be delivered  as "the U.S. Postal Service will not accept mail addressed to "Any Soldier," "Any Wounded Soldier," or the like because if it did, it could be providing a conduit for those who might do harm to armed services members."
Also, according to, "The former Walter Reed Army Medical Center closed in August 2011 and merged with the National Naval Medical Center to form the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, Maryland. WRNMMC's Facebook page instructs readers that holiday mail for service members should be sent through the "Holiday Mail for Heroes" program."




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