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Greenwood, Opry team up to send troops care packages

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 – Lee Greenwood helped the Grand Ole Opry, United States Postal Service and America Supports You unveil a large care package on the Opry stage Saturday, Oct. 6.

Throughout October, fans visiting the Opry are invited to write notes of support to American troops overseas to be added to more than 1,000 individual packages containing cards, country music CDs and other items, which will be packaged by America Supports You homefront group Tennessee Marine Family and mailed near Veteran's Day in time for Thanksgiving delivery.

The staff representing the U.S. Postal Service and the men in uniform representing America Supports You received a standing ovation from the Opry crowd, as did Greenwood's performance of "God Bless The USA."

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