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30 Card Messages to Use for Patriotic Holiday Cards

Daryl Forkell
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Patriotic holidays in the U.S. hold special significance for active duty service members, veterans and their family members. By sending military appreciation cards on these special occasions, your business can express gratitude and build relationships.

Not sure what to say in your card? Our Hallmark writers are here to help with some examples and message starters for patriotic cards.

Armed Forces Day (third Saturday in May) Show appreciation for those currently serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or National Guard.

  1. Thank you for your dedication and service to our country.

  2. I appreciate the freedoms I enjoy because you are working every day to protect our country.

  3. Thank you for your service and dedication to our nation.

  4. Your inspiring bravery, service and dedication serve as an example to all.

  5. Thank you for protecting our country and fighting for our freedom.

  6. You deserve every honor for your hard work and sacrifice in serving our country.

  7. Thank you for keeping us safe and working to protect our country and our way of life.

  8. Thank you for serving our country with courage and strength.

  9. Keeping you in my thoughts as you serve our country. Stay safe!

  10. Thank you for everything you do to protect the citizens of this great country.

Independence Day (July 4) Independence Day is a great holiday to send a card “just because.” Whether you want to recognize someone who served in the military, give best wishes to a military family or wish customers and employees an enjoyable holiday, show you care with a patriotic card.

Fourth of July messages for someone who served or serves in the military: 

  1. As we celebrate our country’s independence, we also honor those who serve to preserve our freedoms. Happy 4th of July.

  2. We honor you and thank you for contributing to our continued independence and freedom.

  3. Honoring those who work hard every day to protect our country and its freedom. Happy 4th of July!

  4. We honor the service of the brave military men and women who defend and protect our freedoms. Happy Independence Day!

 Fourth of July messages for military families:

  1. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” —Joseph Campbell  Keeping all our nations’ heroes in our thoughts today.

  2. Freedom is a precious gift. We honor your family’s sacrifices in helping to preserve that gift. Happy 4th of July!

  3. Thank you for your strength and sacrifices in support of our nation’s military.

Fourth of July messages for employees and customers:

  1. Happy 4th of July from all of us at !

  2. Wishing you and yours a safe, happy and enjoyable 4th of July!

  3. Thank you for your hard work so far this year. Wishing you a happy Independence Day.

Veterans Day (November 11) Honor a military veteran.

  1. Thank you for your sacrifices and hard work in service to our country.

  2. I appreciate how hard you worked to ensure that we could continue to enjoy our freedoms.

  3. Thank you for all your hard work, dedication and service to our country.

  4. You are my hero for your bravery and sacrifices to our nation.

  5. Thank you for everything you did to protect our country.

  6. I salute you for your service to our country.

  7. This wouldn’t be the home of the free if not for brave veterans like you.

  8. Thinking of you this Veterans Day with respect and gratitude.

  9. Thank you for all you sacrificed to ensure our safety and freedoms.

  10. With great appreciation for your service and sacrifices, we honor you on this Veterans Day.

Whether it’s on the Fourth of July, Veterans Day or Armed Forces Day, send a personalized patriotic card to someone who would appreciate it. It only takes a minute to create a memorable touchpoint with Hallmark.

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