Our troops have given so much, we have developed Operation: Welcome Home as a way to show our returning troops how much our community appreciates all that they have done. Operation: Welcome Home directly connects people in our community with military men and women from our area. Letters of support and thanks are an easy way we can show our troops our respect and gratitude. We especially encourage schools and community groups to get involved. We'll make sure your letters are delivered to area troops.

How YOU can get involved! It's as easy as three steps:
1. Download the Operation: Welcome Home letterhead by clicking on the link below, or simply use your own thank you card.

Download: Operation: Welcome Home Letterhead - PDF

2. Write your personal message to one of our area troops. The troops especially appreciate letters that talk about why their efforts are important to our country and you personally.
See some examples here.

3. Drop off or mail your letter to us, here at WKBT News 8 at:
Operation: Welcome Home
WKBT News 8
141 South 6th Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

4. You can also send us your letters through the form to the right. Type your letter on your computer, and then copy and paste your letter in the "Enter Your Letter" section. Type in your name and where you are from, then hit submit when you are finished.

We plan to share some of your letters with News 8 viewers during our year long Operation: Military Support campaign.

Thanks for joining us in this important effort. Special thanks to our Operation: Military Support partners:


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Enter Your Letter