Sample Letter to the Editor

[Insert date]
[Insert name]
[Insert title]
[Insert name of publication]
[Insert street address]
[Insert city, state, ZIP+4]

Dear [insert title and name]:

On October 17, 2008, the U.S. Postal Service® [will issue/issued] a new commemorative postage stamp to help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. An esti­mated 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia-related illnesses.

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. With the issuance of the Alzheimer’s Awareness stamp, the Postal Service™ continues its long-standing tradition of rais­ing awareness of social issues through the commemorative stamp program. The stamp should encourage everyone to “Know More About Alzheimer’s Disease.” It is the Postal Service’s hope that this stamp will help promote and generate awareness about the need for early detection, caregiver support, and continued research to help find a cure for this devastating disease.

The employees of the [insert city name] Post Office™ wish to thank the citizens of [insert city name] for their enthusiasm and support in making the Alzheimer’s Awareness stamp a successful event for our community and for the U.S. Postal Service.

Whether by providing universal mail service to everyone, everywhere, every day, or through our responsibilities as a community leader, the Postal Service will continue to work hard to deliver quality communications services across the country and right here in [insert city name].



[Insert postmaster’s name]
U.S. Postal Service
[Insert city, state, ZIP+4]

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