A group of World War II and Korean War veterans recently received a moving reminder of the power of mail call.
The veterans traveled to Washington, DC, through Honor Flight Chicago, part of a national organization that brings veterans to the nation’s capital to visit memorials to their service.
During the flights, veterans receive letters from family members, co-workers and others who thank them for their military service.
Great Lakes Area Sr. Network Operations Analyst Bill Jeffries traveled with Honor Flight Chicago with his father-in-law, Jim Daly, a World War II vet.
Jeffries assisted with mail distribution on the flight home and noted veterans both laughed and cried while reading letters.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner also participated in the event.
“It shows how important mail is to the soldier, even 70 years later,” Jeffries said. “It’s refreshing to see how important a role USPS plays.”