ALR Thank You Card Project

TYC Project

Since 2010, The Post 72 American Legion Riders have partnered with public schools around Fauquier County to  promote patriotism and gratitude for the sacrifices of service members serving in harms way around the global.  Through the ALR Thank You Card program, students are able to express their gratitude directly by crafting a handmade card for a service member that is then shipped to service members all over the world. In 2015, our 5th year of sponsoring this program, we collected and distributed more than 9700 individual cards to service members. For 2016, we continue our partnership with Green Bean Coffee Company and their Cup of Joe program that provides a free cup of coffee for service members and provides a direct distribution opportunity for our thank you cards. Judging by the pictures below, the cards and the coffee are a hit with the troops.  For more information on the Cup of Joe program visit


Our School Partners
Brumfield ElementaryAuburn Middle SchoolFauquier High School
C Hunter Ritchie ElementaryMarshall Middle SchoolKettle Run High School
Coleman ElementaryTaylor Middle SchoolLiberty High School
Claude Thompson ElementaryWarrenton Middle School
Grace Miller Elementary
Greenville Elementary
MM Pierce Elementary
Mary Walter Elementary
HM Pearson Elementary
PB Smith Elementary

Our Riders and America’s Children Coming together to say Thank You to US Service Members around the Globe!

Are you a Thank You Card Recipient?

We would love to hear from you. Please use the link below to email your comments and a picture if possible to our staff. We will promptly post your comment and share it with the children and staff who make our program successful!

View past recipients!