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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 taking care of the natural parks where we an go and enjoy the beauty of nature and spend some peaceful times with family and friends

Anonymous, Huntsville, Alabama
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Thank you for taking care of the life giving trees and parks! I appreciate your dedication and we all breath a little better because of you!

Steven Carter, Birmingham, Alabama
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Hi, my name is Francia and I just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work and dedication keeping our National Forest safe and beautiful.With your commitment to ensure that all of us can enjoy our time with nature as it is meant to be. Please accept my humble Thanks for all you do in a daily basis and be sure you greatly appreciate it.

Anonymous, Tampa, Florida
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Good afternoon,

I am writing you from Baltimore City, MD. When I am not at work I am either at home surrounded by crop fields or hunting in the woods. I wanted to thank you for protecting the habitat that allows me to feed my family and entertain myself.

Thank you

Anonymous, Taneytown, Maryland
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Thank you for keeping our forests safe. We really appreciate all you do to protect our environment now and for future generations.

Joan DiMatteo-Hunt, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Ran 3 miles in the city of Cincinnati on June 1st, saw only a small number of trees. Then went for a walk in our local park and could not count the trees as there are so many. I realized then how important your work managing our forests is. Without you we would not be here, literally as trees provide the air we breathe. Thank you for all you do!!!!

Anonymous, Burlington, Kentucky
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Sometimes we do take for granted nature, and we do not stop and think about how important it is for us. I am so grateful that there are foundations like this and people that actually care and that take care of our environment. Thank you for what you do, we need more people like you!

Anonymous, EL PASO, Texas
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Dear U.S. Forest Service Team, Greetings !

Thanks you for your tireless work in protecting our National Forests. Your dedication to preserving these vital lands and habitats ensures that future generations can enjoy their beauty. Your efforts inspire us all and make a significant difference. We deeply appreciate everything you do!

-Jai Sai Deep

Jai Sai Deep Gangavarapu, Guntur, India
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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.

I am sending my heartfelt thanks to the NFF staff. Your dedication, hard work, and unwavering commitment to preserving our nation's forests are truly commendable. As a lover of the outdoors, I appreciate all you do to make a difference in the health and sustainability of our environment for future generations. I am deeply grateful to you!

Rynae Benson, Huntington Beach, California
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Dear Forest Services Team, Thank you very much for all your efforts in maintaining our National Forests and planting trees. Our Forests provide immense recreational opportunities to all people. They provide many natural resources. We all really appreciate all the help you are doing to promote recreation lands

Anonymous, Skillman, New Jersey
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There is nothing like a walk in the woods that is beneficial for the heart and soul. For this, I thank you for your hard work and commitment to protect our forests, homes, and communities.

Anonymous, Ashburn, Virginia
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Thank you for dedicating your professional career to protecting America’s National Forests. Also thank you for working selflessly and often putting your life in danger to ensure the public lands thrive now and for many generations to come.

Anonymous, Branchburg, New Jersey
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Thank you for your hard work in protecting the national forest. I am grateful for every moment I spend in the beautiful national forest. Your dedication benefits the earth, the creatures living in the national forests, and future generations.

THANK YOU ~!

Anonymous, Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Thank you for all that you do for the planet!

John Portela, Houston, Texas
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Dear US Forest Service,

You dedication and desire to maintain and help the forest flourish is such an important action for the future of our children and this planet.

Thank you so much for all you do on a daily basis! It is very much appreciated!

Anonymous, Richardson, Texas
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THE FAERY FOREST by Sara Teasdale

The faery forest glimmered Beneath an ivory moon, The silver grasses shimmered Against a faery tune.

Beneath the silken silence The crystal branches slept, And dreaming thro’ the dew-fall The cold white blossoms wept.

Anonymous, 29365, South Carolina
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Thank you for taking care of something so big but not getting enough recognition. Love that you are taking the time to make the world a better place for everyone

Jeremy Baehler, St. Louis, Missouri
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Thank you trees,

Thank you for the air we breathe, the homes we live in, the fires that keep us warm.

John Ball, Oak Park, Illinois
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NFS,

Thank you for your service in maintaining the nations wild places and other national treasures. My family and I love to visit these places and these places are always well maintained and orderly for which I thank you.

Thank you

Anonymous, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Great event. Thank you so much for adding a Tree which will clean the atmosphere, make the environment pleasant, and make us healthier and happy . It is very important to add more and more tree which will people happy and build great future. Thank you so much for your great contribution in building happy future.

Syed Imam, Carmel, Indiana
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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.

Thank you so much for making a difference in our planet! Your efforts to keep our National land safe and beautiful is truly admirable. Keep up the great work!

Anonymous, Georgia
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Your time, effort and energy you put intothe many forests across the globe is greatly appreciate. To have lively environments for animals, nature and people alike is a site to see. The same as we tend to our physical home, that same care is put into the planting of trees. Always take joy in doing it!

Anonymous, Arkansas
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Thank you for all of the work that you do and the effort you put into maintaining our National Parks. The National Park system is an amazing collection of gorgeous and interesting places. I'm not far from Shenandoah National Park and I spend a good amount of time there.

Your work is appreciated so much!

Anonymous, Hamilton, Virginia
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Gratitude is taking a moment to reflect on how lucky you are when something goods happens no matter how big or small. Thank you for all the goodness you give and do for others.

Kimberly Thomas, Tennessee
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Thank you for the service you provide our national forests. Your sacrifice to ensuring the wellbeing of the animals, mammals, trees & all living beings our forests provide a home to. Your efforts don't go unnoticed & you are appreciated. When you are out doing your job, know that you are not alone. There are many that pray & root for you.

Tonisha Green, Moncks Corner, South Carolina
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