Best Buy Celebrates Veterans Day By Preparing Holiday Care Packages for Troops

Thousands of care packages to be shipped overseas for the holiday season.

Best Buy employees at the Richfield company headquarters are working hard to assemble thousands of care packages Friday.

More than 3,500 packages will be sent to those serving in Afghanistan and Iraq over the holidays.

The event is part of the company's Operation Patriotic Endeavor, which was created in 2011 by members of Best Buy’s Military Employee Business Network as another way for employees to give back to the troops.

According to a Best Buy press release, the packages are stuffed with technology accessories, such as flash drives, DVD’s, Xbox games, personalized thank-you notes and pictures and letters from children. Once assembled, the pallets of gift bags will be loaded onto a Best Buy truck, which will be driven across the country to Operation Gratitude, a non-profit agency headquartered in San Diego, to be shipped.

Veterans Day is Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.

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