Pony Express and Reno Rodeo Need Letters for Veterans

Statewide – The National Pony Express Association (NPEA) and Reno Rodeo are asking the public to write letters to veterans! Pony Express riders will deliver the letters on horseback at the Reno Rodeo for Patriots Nights on June 21. The letters will be presented to the Nevada Veterans Coalition for distribution to US Veterans.

Join in this unique opportunity to show your appreciation to veterans. Each letter will receive a special stamp to signify that they were carried on horseback by the Pony Express. There is no cost and you can send as many letters as you like.

Mail Letters to:

Pony Express Letters for Veterans
c/o Reno Rodeo
PO Box 12335
Reno, NV 89510

DEADLINE: Letters must be received by June 15, 2019

You can use your own stationery or a template on the NPEA website. Not sure what to write? NPEA has provided some text suggestions on the website. Every letter will touch the life of a veteran. Help NPEA have a full mochila (mail bag) on Patriots Night to present to the Nevada Veterans Coalition. For templates and suggestions visit https://nationalponyexpress.org/npea-events/rodeo/.

“The Nevada Veterans Coalition is proud to partner with the [National] Pony Express Association and the Reno Rodeo in their Veterans Appreciation event. The letters we receive will be given to our veterans of WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, and even the Gulf War. Many of these veterans who served our country and gave up their youth have never heard the words ‘thank you for your service’ or ‘welcome home.’ These letters may well be the only thank you they will get in their lifetime,” says Brett Palmer, President of the Nevada Veterans Coalition.

The National Pony Express Association (NPEA) is an all-volunteer, historical non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with the purpose of identifying, re-establishing and marking the original Pony Express National Historic Trail, from St. Joseph, Missouri, via Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada to Sacramento, California. For more information visit https://nationalponyexpress.org/.