'Big Thank You' letters sent to service members deployed overseas

- Something as simple as a handwritten "thank you" note can really make someone's day. That's why every year, Q100's The Bert Show collects letters for their "Big Thank You" campaign.  

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The nationally syndicated radio show started the campaign a few years back with the goal of providing every service member deployed overseas with a letter on Thanksgiving Day. It was hugely successful and once again, they have reached their goal.

Monday, FOX 5 News was there as volunteers prepared to send the thousands of letters overseas. The U.S. Postal Service picked up the letters from The Bert Show studios. 

"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 on Monday. "I know the impact it has on the men and women in the military."

This is the eighth year Bert Show listeners have sent handwritten letters, which will be delivered on Thanksgiving.

Since it started, the Big Thank You campaign has collected more than one million handwritten letters. The Bert Show even received a call from First Lady Michelle Obama congratulating them on the campaign's overall success. 

To learn more about The Bert Show's Big Thank You campaign, click here

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