Thousands of veterans will spend this Christmas lonely and isolated. Battling mental trauma. In constant pain. Living with disability.
Please take a few minutes to write them a message of support to thank them for their service and to let them know they’re not forgotten. These messages will be shared with veterans.
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SEND A MESSAGE TO A VETERAN
Hi I hope you have a great December and may you have a wonderful new year to look forward to and allways remember “everything will be ok in the end and if it’s not ok it’s not the end” sending Christmas and new year love and hugs x
Thank you so much for your service and I hope you manage to have a lovely Christmas and I hope there will be more help in the future for you brave men and women. God bless x
Hello my name is James Norris and I wanted to send you a message of thanks. You fought for our country and its population so we can live in freedom. I hope this message find you well but if you are struggling with your mental health you are not alone, I have struggled too and I know how isolating it can be, I wanted you to know tough times don’t last but tough people do. Thank you for your courage and when my son is old enough I will tell him all about people like you who fought for our freedom
So very grateful for everything you have done, my father and grandparents were in the services. You all all so very brave, God bless you all, you are always in our thoughts ❤️
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Thankyou for everything you have done, you are truly inspirational, we're all very proud!
I know this time of year can be really difficult and can make you feel lonely but know you're not alone, please reach out. For a chat or a brew. We're all here for you!
Wishing you all the best, lots of love and support
Thank you for your service, please don't feel alone this Christmas,there is help out there for you,pick up a phone and call a long lost friend or family member,it's never to late ,I would like to wish you merry Christmas,and all the best for the future,I will be thinking of you and hope all goes well for you ,once again merry Christmas and a happy 2024 ,all the best wendy
To all our brave and respected veterans. My thoughts are with you all and it would be a honour if I can be of help and support. My grandfather was in the Army in WW1 and my father in the Fleet Air Arm in WW2. God bless you all ! Geoff
So pleased to be able to send you this message to thank you for your service and let you know how much you are appreciated.
Please know we're thinking about you and wishing you all the very best at Christmas and always.
All of you, our wonderful Veterans you are brave, you are loved and you are never forgotten. Merry Yuletide and Blessed Be
Thank you for you service to our country. You are not forgotten. I will be thinking if you where ever you are. Try to see there is a future out there for you. It may not seem like that at this moment. But it will get better.
Thank you for your service and have a merry christmas and a happy new year
Thank you all for giving your service to protect us . I’m trying to give support back ,
My wonderful london team of volunteers
My family members have served in the forces, were proud to do so and have left an imprint on the rest of us about the work and commitment service people give. As a veteran you are part of the family. Thank you for what you have achieved. Without you we would be in a very sorry state. You may feel lonely but please remember there are many like me that have you in our thoughts. If you lived next door you’d be in our house for a beer!
Love to you all
Thank you to all the veterans who who have bravely served our country.
If you are feeling lonely this Christmas, please know that your courage does not go unnoticed and that we're immensely proud of you.
My eldest son served for 8 years and has PTSD as a result. My youngest son is about to join (scary times). I am proud and grateful to all of you ❤️
It's hard knowing what to say but here goes.
I hope you are able to cope and find peace especially at this time of year, my heart goes out to you and you manage to get all the help and support you need.
Whether you live with family or not It's possible to feel all alone, but please try and remember that people are thinking about you and thank you for your service.
May I wish you a Very Happy Christmas and New Year ❤️
I would like to say a massive thank you to you for serving in the Forces. It takes a very special person to serve in the Forces and you are one of those people. I don’t have the strong enough words with which to tell you how proud I am of you and that you will never be forgotten. Thank you so much. Take care, God Bless you. X 🥰
Thank you for your valued service - you have given so much for so many - sending virtual healing hugs to heal trauma & sadness.
Thankyou to all veterans for everything you do and making the world a better place. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you all :)
Thankyou for your service, for witnessing the things you've witnessed so that we don't have to. I will always talk to my children about the sacrifices you have made to keep us safe and we will all always be grateful. We could never give you anything as good as you deserve, but what you will always have is our utmost thanks and respect. Thankyou and Merry Christmas.
To all our brave veteran who is serving overseas and has no one or family I would like to with you a very merry Christmas and a Happy new year to all of you I am a granddaughter of a late veteran of the second world ware and a sister who's brother served his country and a mother who s son who was in the forces we are all so proud of all of you so got bless you all and sending love and prayers hope you have the best Xmas that you can and I hope 2024 brings you what you wish for x
Thank you for your service! Thank you for your sacrifices, for your valor, for the things you carry, for protecting us, and for defending our rights. Thank you to all our veterans for your courage, strength and dedication to keeping us safe. Thinking of you this Christmas season with love and hugs sent your way...
I am sorry that after giving service to your country you find yourself lonely at this time of year. My father was a soldier (KSLI) in the late 1920s and enlisted again in 1939, his health was badly affected at Anzio. It can be difficult to get reach out, but there are many who would be proud to befriend you.
I hope you will find some comfort in this season and remember that I will be thinking of you and wishing you a brighter new year 🥰
Thank you for all your dedication, commitment and sacrifices.
You are an amazing group of people who are selfless, caring and respected.
May you have a peaceful, warm and loving Christmas knowing you are not forgotten and are appreciated greatly.
Merry Christmas !
H - honoured
E - exceptional
R - reliable
You are a person of strong will and determination who signed up to defend our country. It is because of you that we have the freedom of speech, freedom of worship and most of all the freedom to pursue our chosen paths in life without fear.
You are highly thought of by myself and family for your service. Words are just not enough to express my gratitude for all that you have done.
Thank you for all that you have done.
Although at times it may not feel like it, you're incredible and we wouldn't have the life we do without you - THANK YOU. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, from the centre of my heart.
There's no way too show our appreciation too you soldiers. Thank you for your sacrifices too keep us at home safe. I'd want too be in the army but I got special needs so I won't be allowed too serve. Whatever happens just know your all hero's too us normal folk. Thank you for you service!!!
Thank you for your courage, bravery and service. I salute you. Merry Christmas!
Sending special wishes and love to all our veterans past and present.
Have a brilliant Christmas and make sure you reach out if you need help.
Your service is deeply appreciated. You are a member of a special service family, if you need help ask. We are here to help.
This message goes out to every single man & woman who has risked life & limb in order to protect us & defend our country, our freedom, our rights & our lives.
It’s impossible to put this gratitude into words. Thank you just isn’t powerful enough.
My Grandad (on the right) was a military man, defusing bombs in WWII - one of the bombs exploded in his hands. The army was everything to him.
You deserve to know how important you are.
Merry Christmas from a very grateful stranger who loves you. xx
Thank you for your service. We're thinking of you at this time. We wish you a Merry Christmas and hope you find peace in 2024
As an ex-submariner I know how lonely it can be at this time of year for all Veterans and Serving Forces. Just to let you all know the service you have given and indeed are still giving is truly inspirational and cannot be thanked enough. I think every day of the sacrifices which have been made by you all, but at this time of year those thoughts for you and your families are deeper. Thank you for every day of service you have committed. Mac
thank you for yyour service, sacrifice and duty. have a merry christmas and a healthy, happy new year.
thank you for your service sacrifice and duty. have merry christmas and a happy new year.
thank you for y our service,sacrifice and duty .have merry christmas and healthy , happy new year.
thank you for your service, sacrifice and duty. have a merry christmas and a healthy, happy new year.
thank you for your service sacrifice and duty. have a merry christmas and a healthy happy new year
thank you for your service, sacrifice and duty. have a merry Christmas and a healthy, happy new year.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE SACRIFLCE AND DUTY HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HEALTHY HAPPY NEW YEAR
Hi guys and ladies of the retired veterans,
i am 74 years old and fully appreciate all the help and services/support you have given our country in the past and in the future,this busy world we live in seems to forget the safety and security you people provide, i thank you all for what you have done and suffered on the behalf of all the people of uk and elsewhere.merry christmas to you all, Rob xx.
I live a life where war is something I watch on the news, see in documentaries, read about in books. I have never lived that reality, albeit so many still do across the globe. I don’t live in fear for myself or my family on a daily basis. I haven’t had to take shelter from a bomb or pick up a weapon to defend myself with. I know nothing personally of the true horror of conflict.
And that is thanks, in great part, to people like you. Thank you for your sacrifice.
Thank you! Two very small words that cannot convey how much I and my family are grateful for your service. You are a very special person and I hope you know this. I wish you a peaceful time not just for Christmas but for all time. What you have given is far more than I could have and I will be forever grateful to you. Please take care you deserve more than I can give.
I hope you have a very merry Christmas! I appreciate everything that you have done for our country! You are what this country needs, I hope you have a very happy life knowing you done what you could to keep everyone you know and love safe.
I have attached a photo of the reason why I done it, unfortunately my son is not in this photo, but family is why we all do it!
I wish you years of happiness,
PTE MORGAN (RAMC)
My father was injured in WW1 and my brother in German POW camp in WW2. Without you guys I would not would not be here. Thank you so much .x. ( The photo was taken when I was much younger. Ha Ha)
Thank you is not enough
We thank you all for dedicating your lives to protecting us all.
You are always in our thoughts and at this time of year even more so.
We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy new year.
Thank you Will, through you my grandchildren love and respect all that you have fought for and the values you stand for.from the bottom of my heart l cant find the words that would convey my respect and thanks. Happy Christmas Will.
Thank you for your service. Respect to all our veterans and serving members of the armed forces. My husband is a veteran of the parachute regiment and i know the problems he faces. You are all heroes. Wishing you all a merry xmas.
Thank you for your service. Your courage and strength have kept us safe. Take the time to heal and know you are thanked and loved for all you did x
You all served your country well and for that we are immensely greatful.
You are all hero's in your own right and should be so proud of yourselves.
You all deserve the freedom and happiness that you fought for. 💙
Wishing you all a very merry Christmas & thankyou for your services xx
Please accept our thanks and respect. You are so special to us and we salute you xx
Veterans, I thank you for your service but I understand the toll of the continued mental and physical battles. Whether it's the flash backs, mental relapses or pain of amputation, know it was not in vain. So please remember, from one stranger to another, you are not alone - you have a nation now standing behind you being the crutch you need in your hour of pain. Please reach out don't do it alone❤️
To all veterans, Thanks is not enough, I always support help for heroes because that is what you are Heroes, not only do you keep us all safe by risking your lives for us in wars overseas, but you also keep us safe within our own country. If the firemen go on strike the military steps in, if the ambulance drivers strike the military steps in, whatever the emergency is you are always prepared to step in and help, so I don't think thank you is enough but me and all my family thank you all. x x x
Please know how very grateful we are for your service. You are not forgotten and you have done us proud!
Sending love, kindness and light in what might be a really difficult time. You are not alone.
You are appreciated, you are important, you are loved.
We remember you on the best days and the worst.
And we are grateful. xx
Sending grateful thanks that you served your country and kept us safe. Hope that Christmas 2023 is the start of good things for you, that continue throughout 2024. Keep safe always
Dear Charles from one veteran to another, thank you for your service and happy 105th birthday to you for the 16th of December 2023.
You have earned all of our respect and you are a true hero 👏 ☘️
I wish you all the best for Christmas and hope you have a better New Year I will continue to support you as much as I can in the future.
Thank You so much for choosing to serve our Country. Without people who serve we wouldn't be here and we wouldn't continue to be safe so we all owe you a huge debt of gratitude and I hope that Help for Heroes is giving you as much help and love that you need and deserve. We Salute You
Hope you have a good Christmas and all the best for the new year thank you for your service to the country
Thank you to each and every one of you, you are all well respected for the work you have done. I would like to wish you all a Happy Christmas and New Year.
My Dad was in the Army so I have nothing but the deepest respect for anyone that chooses to serve. I hope you have a good Christmas and New Year, you really deserve to.
When you remember the things you wished you’d never seen, remember that most of the civilians in the UK unlike Ukraine and Afghanistan have not seen those awful sights because of your contribution. So raise a glass to yourself for this act, well done my fellow brother/sister.
To all veterans, we love you all, and your not alone now, tomorrow, or any time, nobody is alone, and please please reach out and talk and not keep anything inside, Feel free to speaks to me at any point I’ll be here as well as my dogs!💗
Love Megan, Ellie, Bella!xx
You are definitely not forgotten at Xmas or any other time. Without you life could have been very different. Thankyou for your service, you made a difference..! X
Thank you all. xxx
Never think in a low moment that no one cares, we do care! we want you to we well and access whatever help you need. Every Council has a Veterans charter, this is for health for housing and your wellbeing so please ask it’s all you have to do. You are all cherished and loved for the service to our county. Whatever your challenges are , there is care and support waiting and a public who really do care about you. Merry Christmas
Hi I hope you are keeping well and are finding time to enjoy the festive period. I respect anyone who has served are country in defending it against threats. I am a massive aviation enthusiast and my favourite aircraft is the Avro Vulcan, I have witnessed one flying at the 2015 royal international air tattoo, the aircraft was XH558 and this year me and my grannie got to visit Vulcan XL426 at London Southend airport were we got to go into the cockpit. Have a very good Christmas and New year.
I know that we don't know one another. I just want to say that I am truly grateful for the sacrifice you have all made to protect our country. I also want you all to know that you are not alone and you all, will always be remembered. Hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Love and prayers from Jennifer Louise Chanda xxx
I would like to say a few loving words I just want to thank each and every single one of you what you have done for queen/ King of Great Britain 🇬🇧 you all have given your heart and life service to Britain i hope this time of year brings you all love happiness and joy God bless every single one of you THANKYOU for all your wonderful head work ❤️ 💖
Thank you for working in the military and keeping myself, family and community safe so we can live in peace. You are all hero’s. Your contribution to national security is valued. I appreciate you all.
Thank you for everything you have done for our country. We will be forever grateful for your sacrifices. Merry Christmas X
Thank you for all that you have done to keep our country safe, as well as other countries around the world. Not just anybody can be in the forces, it’s a special kind of individual who has that star quality. To all of you, never think you are not loved or cared about, all year round, but at this seasonal time of year, I want to say thank you. Wishing you a Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year.
After all you have given, I hope you can feel the love and pride and wish you a Very Happy Christmas and all the best for the New Year. God Bless you and keep you safe and well. I hope you will find happiness , good health and security. X
Thank you so much for your service to our country and all you've done to keep us safe. It is very much appreciated. Wishing you a safe, happy and peaceful Christmas.
Very best wishes
Thank you for all what you have done. Merry Christmas and a happy new year. Hope it is full of love and joy.
A quick message to thank you all for serving our country and Queen & King…
Thank you for your support & service throughout the years… Hope and wish you all a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year…
All The Best, Train Chest, Look Your Best In Your PTI Vest 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽
Dear Veterans / Heroes / Amazing hoomans!
Thank you for your service, your dedication and your sacrifice.
Our household appreciates everything you have done for us all, keeping us safe and serving our Country.
We wish you good health and happiness for the future.
Sending our Warmest Regards, Best Wishes for Christmas and New Year
The Walker Household.. Hoomans & Fur babies!
Thank you for your service! Thank you for your sacrifices, for your valor, for the things you carry, for protecting us, and for defending our rights. Thank you to all our veterans for your courage, strength and dedication you went through to keeping us safe.
Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New year and all the best for 2024.
Lots of love and support from alexandria and Derek
Thank you for your service. Life will get better, we are sure. Let's hope this happens for you in 2024. Very best wishes
At this Christmas time I pray that you all know because of your service, we can live our lives of freedom today. Thank you for everything you have done for us. May you all have a blessed Christmas.
You are all beautiful people.
There are no words that can thank you for everything you have done and given for our freedom. I just really want you to know that you are appreciated, respected and thought of by me and my circle, every single day. You must suffer, loss, pain, grief beyond my understanding, but I will stand by your side this year and every year to come.
Thank you so much.
Just to let you know I’m thinking of you and sending you my Heartfelt wishes.
You are a true Hero for looking after us in a time of conflict and we owe you a huge debt for the sacrifice you gave and hopefully now you need support, it will be there for you.
God Bless x
There is nothing I can say or do that will ever come close to thanking you for your service and sacrifice. You are an amazing human being and you should be so proud of yourself. Whatever your feelings are this Christmas please know that you will be in my thoughts, sending you love, hugs and best wishes. Please take care. Xxx
Thank you so much for your actions - no matter when or where.
We give financially each month.
The British Government should always be there for you as you were fir us.
Hi, I wish you a very merry Christmas. I would like to thank you for your service and do hope that this Christmas time finds you in good spirits. I wish you a healthy and happy new year.
Happy Christmas and a big thank you for your saves. Hope that you all have a great 2024
I would like to take this opportunity to send you my heartfelt thanks for all the sacrifice you have made for people like me. My son is in the army and has been for 13 years so I get an insight into some of the things that you encounter, but obviously can not begin to imagine how it must be. Your courage and bravery is something to be so proud of. I salute you and wish you a Merry Christmas
🎄To all veterans this Christmas, 🎅
Thank you for your service. We are forever in your debt.
You are stronger than you realize and you have so much self worth.
For all the bad memories in life, balance them out with some good memories.
Life at times can be a hard, painful journey but wake up every morning knowing that the sun will rise and set each day, and it’s your life to live.
Be thankful for the small things.
Most of all, love yourself. You are unique. There’s nobody like you.
Thank you for all you have Done for your country.
Wishing you a peaceful Christmas period.
Thank you for your service. You are brave.Merry Christmas and a happy New year. God bless.
I would like to thank you for your service and those who are struggling through difficulties. You are all Special to our country and our Flag we say Thank You. And from Brother to Brother Sister to Sister. You are all magnificent. Thank You
Thank you for your service. My thoughts are with you and you are important.
My son Isaac (5) is a huge military supporter and hopes to grow up to a “red soldier” (Irish Guard). He wants to wish all veterans a happy Christmas and to say thank you for everything you have done in the line of service. Attached is a photo of him at world book day to brighten your day.
i hope and wish for all veterans to have an amazing xmas a great new year to follow. keep going keep positive things do get better lots of love xx