Bert Show Listeners Thank The Troops ... Every One Of Them
November 1, 2011 at 11:14 AM (PT)
Syndicated morning extravaganza THE BERT SHOW challenged its listeners to hand-write a thank-you note to every single one of the 400,000+ U.S. soldiers deployed or stationed outside of the U.S. on THANKSGIVING DAY. THE BERT SHOW listeners, sponsors and overall radio community not only reached their goal, but they exceeded it with a total of 405,925 letters and counting.
Letters were received from all over the U.S. and as far away as PUERTO RICO and SPAIN, with some letters even being written in CHINESE and BRAILLE. School systems across the country showed their support by encouraging students to write personalized letters. Corporations like DELTA AIRLINES collected more than 4,800 letters. Flight attendants actually made announcements about The Big Thank You and passed out paper for customers to write letters which they collected on board flights. And celebrity friends of the station reached out to their followers to encourage people to write letters including; JUSTIN BIEBER, JOSH DUHAMEL, ALYSSA MILANO, and Dancing With The Stars' J.R. MARTINEZ, who all tweeted about The Big Thank You.
"I'm so proud of THE BERT SHOW listening community," host BERT WEISS said. "400,000 is a mammoth number. Now every single U.S. service person deployed outside the country will get a thank-you letter on Thanksgiving. I hope that this sends a clear message to our service members that the country respects and appreciates the sacrifices they make each day to protect our freedoms."