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A tribute to our boys in uniform...
A tribute to our boys in uniform...
Yesterday was Easter Sunday and I wanted to post this message then, but took a little extra time to think about it and what I wanted to say.
I thought a lot about our soldiers overseas yesterday, fighting for us and so far from home on Easter. Said a little prayer for all of them, that they may be safe and come home in one piece soon to be with their families and loved ones.
Of all the times to be in some godforsaken hell-hole wondering why you are there, holidays have to be the worst times for our boys. I don't think we could ever possibly do enough to let them know that we care about them, we admire them, we pray for them, and we count on them.
So here is a letter I found on the Armed Forces Tribute site, thought it was appropriate and very moving.
I hope this letter gets to you soon, because I miss you very much.
Mommy says you are far away from us now. She says you are a soldier and you have an important job to do.
Daddy I hope you know I am being good. My teacher says you are brave and strong, and that my country needs you right now. She says you are with other brave people. I am so proud of you Daddy, every night I say my prayers and I pray that God watches over you.
Daddy be extra special careful.
Daddy I can be brave too...
Sometimes I wish you weren't a soldier, and that you could be home with me.
I know you will come home when you are all done, and when our country is safe again.
Come home to me soon. Your little girl needs you too.
I love you Daddy.
TO OUR BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN IN THE ARMED FORCES, WE SALUTE YOU.
Funny thing is I waded through a lot of sites looking for something like that message, lot of anti-war, anti-military crap from some sorry jerks who have never lifted a finger to serve our country. I may be totally politically incorrect but I'm going to say what I feel anyway... it's my Blog.
If you never carried a weapon or wore a flak jacket in some terrible place you didn't want to be, wondering why you were there... then I don't feel you even have a right to an opinion about our soldiers and what they are doing, other then just showing them the respect they deserve.
Bet a lot of people would be so surprised at how many of the pretty sexy girls on here have been under fire, feeling about as far from pretty or feminine as you can get... I have met a lot of em, myself included.
I had to replay that letter a dozen times or so to get all the words, it's a flash movie on http://AdultFriendFinder.com if they let me put that link here.
The song playing was Rikky Skaggs, "Somebody's Praying", with a little girl's voice reading the letter and some very moving images. Well worth watching, trust me on that and take a look please.
So you celebrate Easter any way you want, my thoughts are with those who make it possible for us to be home and safe and live in our great country... and what makes it so great is that we will never run out of heroes, because they all are.
Take care everyone, and God Bless those who are in harm's way and putting everything on the line for us. We wouldn't be here without them and all the others like them who have done their share already.
4/17/2006 4:55 pm
Even though I was not allowed to join the military due to medical reasons, I have alway gone out of my way to show them just how much I appreciate what they have and are doing for this country. There are many supporting roles those of us like me have been able to play in defending this country. I do agree that not having been under fire I am not qualified for nor entitled to the respect that they deserve. But I will standup to anyone who speaks ill of them and what they are going through.
God bless you and all out soldiers,
4/27/2006 6:55 pm
God Bless you Jodie!!!! Having been in the Marines (one a Marine always a Marine) those boys and girls out there have my heart soul and admiration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I dare anyone to put them down in front of me!!!!!!!!!!!! The President ok Congress ok the military personnel "Katy bare the DOOR!" Those kids do it for love love of family friends and freedom there is nothing fake about them unlike most of the politicians! Putting them down that is wrong!!!!! So thank you so much for this post and BLESS our Military. Stay strong JD|