Family, friends and co-workers can send a video message to anyone stationed at a U.S. military facility anywhere in the world this Sunday, April 3 from Cherokee.
Messages may be sent by military dependents, friends and co-workers of area military members. The messages will be sent via the Internet from the Army Reserve Center, according to Lori Dolph, Family Readiness Group Leader of the 482nd Transportation Company.
"The Sioux Empire American Red Cross of Sioux Falls, S.D., is bringing its equipment for area residents to take advantage of this free service to send a video message to military members away from home," said Dolph. "The military member might be stationed in Iraq, Japan, at a training camp in the U.S., an aircraft carrier or anywhere else in the world where the military member is stationed."
The filming takes only about 10 minutes and the actual video the military member will see is limited to two minutes. After filming, the video message can be observed before the military member's e-mail address is added and the message is sent via the Internet. A copy of the video message can also be sent to the individual making the message.
Anyone interested in making a video message needs to call Lori Dolph at 546-4205 to set up an appointment. Video messaging will be available April 3 between the hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Army Reserve Center is at 1807 Industrial Road, Cherokee.
The 482nd Transportation Company was deployed to Iraq on Oct. 12, but messages may be sent to members of any branch of the U.S. military.