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U.S. Forest Service

As part of its responsible business plan, Citizen Verizon, Verizon partnered with the National Forest Foundation to thank individuals who have dedicated their professional careers to protecting America’s National Forests—the U.S. Forest Service personnel.

As the effects of climate change exacerbate wildfires and the impacts of COVID-19 spur an unprecedented increase in visitations, Forest Service staff continue to selflessly work and often put their lives in danger to ensure these public lands thrive now and for many generations to come.

In addition to sharing messages of support, encouragement, and thanks from Verizon’s employees, Verizon’s generous grant will plant 100,000 trees on National Forest lands. These native trees will help provide fresh air, clean water, and remove carbon from the environment.

As part of its responsible business plan, Citizen Verizon, Verizon partnered with the National Forest Foundation to thank individuals who have dedicated their professional careers to protecting America’s National Forests—the U.S. Forest Service personnel.

As the effects of climate change exacerbate wildfires and the impacts of COVID-19 spur an unprecedented increase in visitations, Forest Service staff continue to selflessly work and often put their lives in danger to ensure these public lands thrive now and for many generations to come.

In addition to sharing messages of support, encouragement, and thanks from Verizon’s employees, Verizon’s generous grant will plant 100,000 trees on National Forest lands. These native trees will help provide fresh air, clean water, and remove carbon from the environment.

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We invite you to share these messages of thanks from Verizon employees with your fellow wildland firefighters or any associations, clubs, groups, or teams who you believe would appreciate seeing them.

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Thank you for all your work to help maintain our forest and protect the wild life that calls it home. Our forests are the lungs of our planet, and I'm so grateful for people like you and this group for planting 100,00 needed trees.

Cindy Piro, San Clemente, California
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I want to express my appreciation for all brave heroes who care for and protect our country's forestry as well as homes and communities from wildfires. Thank you.

Chad Williams, Fairfax County, Virginia
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Thank you for helping keep the National Forests and nature areas healthy and open for the public to continue to enjoy. I am an Eagle Scout and I have enjoyed many nature areas throughout my life and many camping trips and good memories to go along with all of those trips. Now I hope to pass those good memories on to my growing family. Thank you!

Jason Wehking, Winter Springs, Florida
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As I get ready to have my first child, a son. I thank you so much for keeping the naturally beauty of this country going. And for ensuring the next generation will get to enjoy it as much as I have had

Anonymous, North Syracuse, New York
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I would like to just thank you for doing this needed work. One of the greatest parts of America is not it's cities but it's wild places. Thank you for preserving these for the next generation

Anonymous, North Syracuse, New York
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I want to express my appreciation for all brave heroes who protect our forestry as well as homes and communities from wildfires. Your tireless efforts are appreciated! Thank you!!

Chad Williams, Fairfax County, Virginia
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We appreciate everything that you do and how your efforts to protect our environment make the world a better place for our children. Thank you for looking out for all of us!

Anonymous, Metuchen, New Jersey
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US Forest Service personnel,

First off, Thank you! Thank you for willingness to sacrifice to protect one of our nation's most treasured jewels - our national forests. Because of you, families all around our country get to enjoy these natural resources and create memories. It means so much to be able to get out and enjoy these beauties. Thank you!

Anonymous, 27519, North Carolina
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7 out of 10 Americans live within a 2-hour drive of a National Forest.

Thank you for all that you do. I love the sounds of the birds and seeing the deer in my local forest and walking trails, it's my place of peace and serenity and I hate to see it be lost.

Anonymous, Smyrna, Tennessee
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Protecting Trees is protecting the soil and the ecosystem, it protects the ground water and the rivers. Planting tree enriches the soil and secures the food for future generations. Your hard work and contributions are greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Anonymous, Irving, Texas
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When we look at what we purchase and use in our daily lives, we see that they have either come from trees or by digging the earth in some way, whatever the item in question may be, it usually comes via exploitation of nature. By choosing to protect nature, you are very special. Thank you for what you do!

Anonymous, Irving, Texas
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I hope this message expresses my gratitude not only for the beautiful forest sights and fresh air that all citizens are able to enjoy but also for billions of creatures that find these ecosystems as their homes.

Anonymous, Irving, Texas
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Plants and trees, directly or indirectly provide us with everything that we need to survive, as human beings it is the most meaningful act when we plant trees or protect them from wildfires, this is how we give back to nature even when it is not asking.

Anonymous, Irving, Texas
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Please accept my thanks for your hard work and dedication in protecting the forest and therefore securing the environment for the future generations.

Anonymous, Irving, Texas
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I want to express my appreciation for all brave heroes who care for and protect our country's forestry as well as homes and communities from wildfires. Your tireless efforts are appreciated! Thank you!!

Chad Williams, Fairfax County, Virginia
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I’m sharing a heartfelt gratitude to all of your employees. Thank you for your hard work, your patience and your dedication to core values of service and safety as we deal with extreme fire activity and its impacts on your employees and the communities where they live and work. Through everything, you continue to do great work.

Anonymous, Clayton, California
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If these trees could talk, they would probably recite what atrocities they witnessed, how much blood was spilled under their roots, and will go silent. As most men surviving a war would do. Thank you for protecting them, for being someone they can count on.

Josip Grabic, Dallas, Texas
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Your service to us from deadly fire is truly appreciated. We are immensely relieved by your selfless acts. We send our prayers and gratitude to all the firefighters who are working hard to keep us safe. Thank you!

Anonymous, Lincoln, Nebraska
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Thank you so much for everything you do, for the many hours, for putting yourself in harms way to protect others. Living in California, many of us are directly impacted by forest fires and we see how fast you react and how long it takes to get large fires under control. I know that I'm not alone in the appreciation for what you do, every day.

Charlie Schwartz, South Lake Tahoe, California
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I appreciate this time of year because of the beauty in the Forests and envy that you get to see every day. That means you understand what is at stake when danger presents itself. If ever you doubt that remember you make a difference daily for folks like me who don't know your name but reap the benefits of your labor of love. THANK YOU

Anonymous, ALLEN, Texas
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National Forests cover 193 million acres of the United States – that’s the size of Texas!

Hello - Thank you for protecting our forests. I truly appreciate the sacrifices you and your family make. Please be safe.

Cynthia

Anonymous, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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Thank you for your service in fighting forest fires! I know that without you on the front line things would be a lot worse. Myself and my family really appreciate all that you do! Please stay safe and take care! Thanks again!

Anonymous, Washington
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Thank you very much for your service! I do not know you from Adam, but I am sure that what you do is even more respectful than what I do. How about a cheesy dad joke? How does the moon cut his hair? Eclipse it! :D Thank you again and keep up the good work!

Anonymous, Searcy, Arkansas
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Hello from the great state of Texas! The words "thank you" never seem like enough, but I offer my thanks for the selfless work and sacrifices you make to protect our forests and rangelands.

Stay safe and keep up the great work.

Scott Sheets, Corpus Christi, Texas
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Thank you for keeping our woodlands safe!

Anonymous, Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
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