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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 efforts working to preserve and grow our National Forests. I am appreciative of all your continued efforts to help sustain our planet and it's environment. Your efforts will help our planet for generations to come.

Anonymous, Wilmington, North Carolina
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I think most adults can look back on their childhood and remember fun times in the great outdoors. Your work makes that possible. Thank you for helping to create childhood memories for the old, the young, and for future generations to come!

Sue Burns, Annandale, New Jersey
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A HUGE thank you for all of your hard work and dedication! I think that all too often, people take our forests for granted, not realizing the work that goes into maintaining them. Thank you for being our unsung heroes and keeping our forests beautiful, ensuring that future generations will also be able to enjoy them. :)

Sue Burns, Annandale, New Jersey
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A simple thanks for all you do.

Anonymous, Natick, Massachusetts
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Thank you so much for what you do! Preserving and caring for our forests is SO important...I love hiking, being out in nature is just amazing for the soul, if it wasn't for people like yourselves a whole lot of people would be struggling without a little piece of nature to escape to safely. Thank you for what you do!

-Maggie

Margaret Kelly, Boston, Massachusetts
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“It is our collective and individual responsibility … to preserve and tend to the world in which we all live.” —Dalai Lama

Thank your for preserving our forest and grasslands. Although it is the responsibility of us all, you take on a huge portion of that responsibility. You are appreciated more than you know, and your efforts aren’t unnoticed.

Reanna Robinson, Humble, Texas
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“Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.” —Stewart Udall

Thank you for your dedication to our forest and grassland. Even though your efforts may often go unnoticed i and grateful for all that you do. Not only protecting the forest, but protecting human life as well.

Reanna Robinson, Humble, Texas
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“A nation that destroys is soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt

Thank you for your continued efforts in helping this nation not completely destroy itself. You are appreciated for what you are doing.

Reanna Robinson, Humble, Texas
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National Forests provide habitat for more than 3,000 animals, including more than 400 federally listed threatened and endangered species.

Thank you for protecting our grasslands. They support a wide variety of plant and wildlife species. Knowing all that a simple thank you is not enough. Most will never know the extent to how you help everyday. Just know you are appreciated. I for one am grateful and wanted you to know that you are appreciated.

Reanna Robinson, Humble, Texas
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Thank you for protecting a third of the nation's drinking water coming from National Forests. So many do not realize the importance of our forests. They do more for us than many know are think about. Not only do they help with our drinking water and air, but they are a source of timber, minerals, and other resources. You are appreciated!

Reanna Robinson, Humble, Texas
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“The single biggest threat to our planet is the destruction of habitat and along the way loss of precious wildlife. We need to reach a balance where people, habitat, and wildlife can co-exist – if we don’t everyone loses … one day.” —Steve Irwin

Thank you for helping protect our forest and grasslands. You are appreciated more than you know.

Reanna Robinson, Humble, Texas
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Hello.

I wanted to take a moment from schedule to reflect and thank you for all you do to keep our national forests safe, clean and accessible for use to enjoy. As environmental and lack of respect issues rise; your job becomes more critical. Know that you importance is not forgotten

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Matt Forlenza, Leesburg, Virginia
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Thank you for choosing this noble career. Managing our national forests is a big responsibility and I am glad people like you choose to make this your profession. I am luck enough to live by several nation forests (I live in Oregon) and I love the natural beauty we have. Your work matters. You make a difference everyday. See you on the trails!

Anonymous, Sherwood, Oregon
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Me and my peers did an event with slide of us out in nature this morning to share with the team. This made me realize how thankful we are for everything you all do to keep the beauty and safety in our favorite exploring spots worldwide! Thank you!! I am from Arkansas, so I think I unintentionally take nature for granted, but I wont today!

Liz Crego, Springdale, Arkansas
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Thank you for your dedication to supporting our National Forests. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the National Forest Foundation for their unwavering commitment to protecting and preserving our national forests. Thank you for all that you do to ensure that our forests remain healthy, vibrant, and sustainable for generations to come.

Anonymous, Greenville, North Carolina
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Thanks for the time you take every day to keep our forests beautiful. Forests are far from simple. The eco systems built around every plant and animal and the intricacies of all of them working together to provide sustainability is incredible. You take the time to ensure the preservation of life continues and our world continues to grow greener

Alyssa Stumpf, Waco, Texas
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To the US Forest Service Personnel,

I want to give you all a heartfelt thank you for all you do to preserve our beautiful forests across the United States. I can only imagine with how vast our forests are, how much work goes into ensuring our trees continue to breathe, grow and provide us with our much needed resources! Thank you!!

Shannon Charron, Charleston, South Carolina
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I wanted to take a moment to thank you and your team for helping protect and preserve our US Forests. My team and I spent our morning sharing pictures and stories of our visits to National Parks. We learned about different fun facts regarding forests and it truly amazes me how much they impact our daily lives. A BIG THANK YOU for everything you do.

Thanh Tran, Minnesota
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Thank you for your hard work and dedication to keeping our national forests accessible and flourishing. Without your help, we would not be able to visit them with our families and or experience nature and all that it provides to us physically and mentally. You are instrumental to our experience, so please know that your efforts do not go unnoticed.

Timothy Brees, Illinois
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Thank you for all you do for the U.S. Forest and the land. I enjoy so much time in nature, hiking, biking, and sight seeing. None of this would be possible without you. Your job does not go unnoticed and I greatly appreciate you.

Katie Jay, Basehor, Kansas
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7 out of 10 Americans live within a 2-hour drive of a National Forest.

Hello! I wanted to take the time to share my appreciation for all you do for the National Forest Foundation. It's people like you who continue to make our planet an even better one for all, by caring about such important places like our forests. I'm lucky I can hike in such safe places thanks to your hard work. - Courtney

Anonymous, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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Hello U.S Forest Service personnel,

Thank you for all you do and you are very much appreciated for the great work that you do.

Dorothy Jones, Silver Spring, Maryland
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Keep up the good work!

Anonymous, Syracuse, New York
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thank you for your service and dedication to the united states of America because of your service and what your do it allows us to be free and feel protected

kenneth kirby, camillus, New York
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Thank you for your commitment to protecting our forests and preserving our planet for generations to come. Through your hard work and dedication, you ensure our future generations can continue to enjoy the benefits that our forests provide. Thank you.

Anonymous, Auburn, Alabama
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