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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 of your brave work you do for our great country

Anonymous, Columbus, Ohio
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Thank you for all you do! The sacrafice and the dedication do not go unnoticed or unappreciated. Your committment and perserverance to preserve our forests are grately appreciated!

Victoria Sanford, Lockport, Illinois
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Thank you for all of your help and support. Your courage and bravery is admirable. You truly make an impact to our world, and keep us safe, while continuing to let our future generations be able to do the same. I cannot thank you enough through our message, but hope that this finds you well. Thank you for keeping our world safe and protecting us.

Uver Perez, Chicago, Illinois
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Thank you

Jess Govea, Elgin, Illinois
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I wanted to write this note to let you know I appreciate all you do. Thank you to your service to our country. Protecting our National forests. It is a tough job and I wanted to let you know you are appreciated. Thank you!

Brian Lee, Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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Thank you for all that you do to protect our forests! I know this is an uphill battle but is so important that we maintain as much of our natural forests as possible, so your job doesn't go unappreciated! Not to mention the beauty of just walking through a national forest is unmatched!

Anonymous, Commercial Point, Ohio
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Thank you for your hard work that you do day in and day out!

Jose Contreras, 60706, Illinois
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Thank you for your service. I can only imagine how hard of a job this is but it is very appreciative. You ROCK!!

Anonymous, Ohio
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By planting the right species in the right places, reforestation improves forest health and helps make our forests more resilient to future challenges like climate change and wildfire.

Hi. My name is Andrea and I wanted to share that your bravery and sacrifice is inspiring. Thanks for protecting one of our greatest natural resources. If no one has told you today so far.... YOU are appreciated. Thank you for your service.

Anonymous, Queens village, New York
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Hi. My name is Andrea and I wanted to share that your bravery and sacrifice is inspiring. I am grateful to be able to let you know that you are appreciated. Thank you for all you do to protect our National Forests. Thank you for your service.

Anonymous, Queens village, New York
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My name is Andrea and I am grateful to be able to let you know that you are appreciated. Thank you for all you do in protecting our National Forests. Your bravery and sacrifice is inspiring. You make a huge impact in this world. Thank you for your service.

Anonymous, Queens village, New York
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Thank you for all you do in protecting our National Forests. Your bravery and sacrifice is inspiring. You are very much appreciated! Thank you for your service.

Anonymous, Queens village, New York
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My name is Andrea and I am happy to be able to write you today to show our appreciation for all that you do. Thank you for protecting and preserving our Forests. You are amazing. Thank you for your service!

Anonymous, Queens village, New York
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My name is Andrea and I am happy to be able to write you today to show our appreciation for all that you do. Your bravery makes a world of difference for us. Thank you for the impact that you make, even for us in NYC. Protecting and preserving our world is one of the greatest things anyone could do. You are amazing. Thank you for your service!

Anonymous, Queens village, New York
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Thank you for all you do to protect our national forests. I live on the East Coast and would love to visit the west so thank you for keeping them safe!

I wanted to share a smile with you so here are a few jokes!

How many oranges grow on a tree? All of them.

How do you get down from a tree? You don’t. Down comes from a duck.

Thank you!

Casey Marino, Warren, Rhode Island
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You are a true hero, protecting our national forests and the people surrounding them. What you do is critical to our country, and we are so appreciative! I just wanted to share a smile with you so here are a few jokes!

Did you hear the one about the oak tree? It’s a-corn-y one!

Why can’t pine trees sew? They always drop their needles.

Thank you!

Casey Marino, Warren, Rhode Island
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The world is so much more of a better place with all of your contributions to the National Forest Foundation (NFF) and you are making such a huge difference to so many! You are a difference maker. Thanks so much for all you do.

Anonymous, Suffolk, Virginia
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I want to thank you for all you do to protect our forests. What you do is critical to our country and is so greatly appreciated.

Got a couple corny jokes to share for a smile, too:

Do you want a brief explanation of an acorn? In a nutshell, it’s an oak tree.

What is every single tree’s least favorite month? SepTIMMMBERRR! Thank you again!

Casey Marino, Warren, Rhode Island
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What can I say but thank you, in times where we may forget about things that matter as we focus on inflation, COVID, and other things that are affecting us you have never left your assignment. You still work hard and go above and beyond to ensure that we are safe and also taken care of as you fight to preserve forests.Thank you for all that you do.

Anonymous, Owings Mills, Maryland
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My name is Andrea and I wanted to take the time to thank you for your service.
Keep pushing and know that a family from one of the 5 boroughs of NYC is thinking of you. We appreciate you ! Everything you do makes a difference for us!

Anonymous, New York, New York
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National Forests are the largest single source of fresh water in the US, providing drinking water to millions, including those in large cities.

You are appreciated! Thank you!

Anonymous, Hamilton, New Jersey
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Hello, I just wanted to stop by and send you a quick note of gratitude for all that you do to help protect forests and wildlife. Your job is extremely important to this generation and future generations and I wanted to take a moment and say THANK YOU.

Anonymous, Catonsville, Maryland
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Thank you everything you do!

Anonymous, Hamilton, New Jersey
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Hi! I hope you are staying safe and I want to thank you for all you do to protect our forests. They are irreplaceable and I am truly grateful that we have people like you doing everything you can to keep them and the people around them safe. Know that you are a national treasure and are appreciated!

Casey Marino, Warren, Rhode Island
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Thank you for your bravery! Stay Safe!

Anonymous, Hamilton, New Jersey
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