It was the start of Dear American Hero. Here is 3 YouTube videos from local news stations.
2017 Dear American Hero has given out over 8,000,000 cards and over 8,000 coins. Now there is a new card “For all those who wear a badge” and challenge coin. I’ve had Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters with tears in their eyes upon receiving a card and coin.
I continue to send out coins and cards 6 days a week since 2006.