ATLANTA - A "thank you" letter may be simple, but it's a powerful reminder for its recipient that people care and are thinking about them from across the world. That's why every year, Q100's The Bert Show collects handwritten letters for our troops deployed overseas to show how much their service is appreciated back home.
Thursday afternoon, FOX 5 was there as the U.S. Postal Service collected the letters from The Bert Show studios. They'll arrive just in time for Thanksgiving.
The "Big Thank You" campaign began nine years ago. Every year since then, The Bert Show has done their part to make every man and woman serving our country overseas feel like they're special.
"The first year I did the Big Thank You, my brother was deployed and he received one of the shipments of Big Thank You letters," Bert Show host Kristin Klingshirn told FOX 5 last year. "I know the impact it has on the men and women in the military."
Since it started, the show's Big Thank You campaign has collected over 1 million handwritten letters.
You can learn more about The Bert Show's Big Thank You campaign here.