Battling the wildfires around Alaska involves long hours and a high element of danger. A Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson family has found a thoughtful way to say thanks.

Six-year-old Aurora Armon came up with the idea to donate the cards. It's her way of showing her gratitude to the firefighters.

Six-year-old Aurora Armon came up with the idea to donate the cards. It's her way of showing her gratitude to the firefighters.

Dozens of postcards show some of what makes Alaska unique through pictures on the postcards. Each one is already stamped so all firefighters have to do is write their note, and mail it.

"These guys are working hard. We live on base with some of the firefighters that are out here, they're working hard," said Aurora's mother, Katherine. "They can't go to the store and buy their own postcards. Their families are worried, so, why not? Let them write a little note home and tell them they're safe."

People helping to work with firefighters couldn't agree more.

"I'll tell you what, that fires up a crew because they're going to be here day, after day, after day to put this thing out," said Division of Forestry Spokesman Kale Casey.

The postcards are just part of their gratitude shown. Signs posted along the Parks Highway north of Willow is another way people are saying thanks to firefighters.

The community has not forgotten.

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