Mail to Troops

Murray, KY – The deadline is fast approaching to send some holiday cheer to men and women serving overseas. During the holiday season, many people may choose to send a care package to a soldier serving overseas. December 4 is the deadline for sending a holiday package to those stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and December 11 for those located in other posts throughout the world. U-S Postal Service Kentuckiana district spokesman David Walton says you don't have to know a soldier personally to send a package. He says one website available to help with that is

"And what you can do on their site is if you want a male or female, and it also lists where they're stationed and also the items that they want to have sent to them. So it's very resourceful, but again, there are many sites out there. You just need to find one that suits what you're looking for."

Walton says the postal system also offers discounts on shipping to soldiers. For more information on what you can and can't send in a package, visit and search "military" or contact your local post office.