One of the most important pieces to keeping a military working well is ensuring high morale amongst the troops and CrossGen Comics is doing what they can to help.
Ian M. Feller, CrossGen's Director of Corporate Communications, sent out news of an interesting event that occurred the other day at the CrossGen offices in Tampa, Florida.
"Recently, CrossGen received a ship-to-shore phone call from the morale director aboard the Nimitz class aircraft carrier the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, stationed in the Persian Gulf," Feller said. "He told us that many of the sailors aboard the carrier were fans of CrossGen Comics, and because they would not be back to shore for a while, he asked if we could send them some comics to read. How could we say no to America's bravest out there defending our country? We couldn't. So we sent them over 1000 comics and two original posters, signed by our entire staff, to show our support."
Below we've reprinted the accompanying letter plus images of the two posters sent to those aboard the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt.
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The CrossGen mythos is filled with heroes. There's Ethan from Scion, Giselle
from Mystic, Sam from Sigil, Capricia from Crux and many others. But none of
them compare to the real life heroes, all the men and women giving their all
to defend our great nation from a cowardly enemy.
On behalf of the 67 CrossGen employees, let me thank all of you for
protecting our freedom and all that we hold dear. Without the heroes of the
U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt and the rest of the United States military, none
of us would be safe to continue with our daily lives.
In appreciation for your dedication, please accept these 10 complete sets of
CrossGen comics as a token of our thanks. We hope that everyone onboard will
enjoy these more than 1000 comic books and we are honored that you would
contact us and that we could provide all of you some entertainment in this
time of crisis.
We've also included a few posters that have been adapted with you in mind
and then signed by the entire CrossGen staff. We wanted all of you to know
that you are in our hearts and our prayers and through these signatures we
are with you in spirit.
Enjoy the comics, be safe and God Bless America.
Ian M. Feller