Send holiday cards to Gold Star Families this year

By Erin Freeman | Lynnwood Times Staff

To pay tribute to fallen military service members, a Lynnwood resident is asking for community support in sending holiday messages to gold star mothers and families.

A towering Christmas tree will soon stand outside of Patrick Crosby’s home on 208th Street Southwest, displaying the photographs of fallen service members who died during military service. He hopes the community will join him in sending holiday cards to the families of those memorialized.

For those unsure of what message to include within their card, Crosby recommends touching on the sacrifices the families’ children made and the appreciation of service they have for their sons and daughters.

“Or whatever is in their hearts,” he added.

Crosby will be receiving cards all through December 2020, to be sealed and displayed alongside the tree. Cards will then be scanned and sent off to the gold star families just after the beginning of the New Year. 

Participants can mail their cards to 6406 208th St. SW, Lynnwood WA, 98036.

Erin Freeman

I graduated from Washington State University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a specialization in rhetoric and professional writing. I also received a minor in political science. I joined the Lynnwood Times in February of 2020. To me, community newspapers affirm a sense of community by connecting people through the coverage of local stories and current events.

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