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Sending Holiday Wishes Near and Far

The holidays are upon us, and this time of year we reflect upon the sacrifices of Agency officers past and present, those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and those who are serving in some of the most dangerous and inhospitable parts of the world away from loved ones.

In an effort championed by CIA leadership and Deputy Director Vaughn Bishop’s wife, Mrs. Marian Bishop, the CIA family has come together to show officers overseas just how much their service and sacrifice are appreciated. Throughout the month of December, CIA officers and their families have been writing heartfelt holiday messages for colleagues in far-flung parts of the world.

Mrs. Bishop kicked-off the letter-writing campaign by sharing her experience as an Agency spouse. “If you have ever served overseas on a hardship tour, you know how rewarding the experience can be. But the demands of the job can take a heavy toll on our officers and on their family members as well.”

Mrs. Bishop also visited with local children and helped them to craft their own holiday wishes. “You’ll help lift the spirits of some truly dedicated patriots who are sacrificing on our behalf.” The children were excited to make pictures of trees, rainbows, houses, cars, and spaceships. A young girl commented, “I want to draw to make them feel better when they get it.”

In the coming days, we will share some of these very special messages on CIA’s official Twitter and Facebook pages. Stay tuned…

Posted: Dec 17, 2018 04:50 PM
Last Updated: Dec 17, 2018 05:04 PM