A salute to a fallen soldier  

cuteredhead83 33F
134 posts
6/29/2005 3:09 pm

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A salute to a fallen soldier

As it draws near to the 4th of July and I listened to the debates about Iraq. It makes me sick because of an experience:

Its undescribable the feeling that comes to you when two soldiers show up at your door and you get what we called "the knock". No words even have to be spoken for you to know the news. My friend Jessica got that knock. The emotions ran through us like wildfire. We were two women brought together by the men we loved and now one was gone.

He was one of the first to die in Iraq. So its been a while since he died and I still remember that day she got the knock she was the first one I knew to get the knock since than I have known 4 others since.

To our fallen heroes and the people they left behind... because freedom isn't free

Please whenever you see a soldier pass by you remember to Thank them

infdrlsgt 38M

6/29/2005 5:57 pm

Thank you for your kind words. No one will truly ever know the sacrifice that all soldiers and family members make on a daily basis. People today want to sweat the small things in life and I wish more would sit back and reflect exactly what we all have "FREEDOM" due to the sacrifice of many!

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/29/2005 6:20 pm

I do.... In Texas, we have plenty of opportunity as we have many AF A and N Bases....

Salutes to all of them!!!

sexyeyes375 47F

6/29/2005 7:52 pm

I hear you, cuteredhead83. I have the opportunity to thank returning soldiers almost on a weekly basis... and sometimes to give condolences to their loved ones and thank them (the loved ones) for their sacrifice to our country... a close friend of mine has served in Iraq and lost a fellow soldier; she will be returning to Iraq soon. Many of my co-workers have served and returned safely. Please know that you, and your friend Jessica, have my outmost respect for the sacrifice you are making for our country. No one will never be forgotten...

cuteredhead83 33F
34 posts
6/29/2005 8:20 pm

Thats why I run an adopt-a-soldier program

cuteredhead83 33F
34 posts
6/29/2005 10:25 pm

thanks sexyeyes

rm_martin691972 43M
1 post
7/1/2005 10:39 am

thanks sweetie
It's people like yourself that made it bearable when I was in Afghanistan last year. And to all of you who support the military, thank you too.

purejoy4fem 46F/44F
682 posts
7/1/2005 12:24 pm

Don't forget, if you see a servicemember in uniform, buy them a beer ... or just remember to say thanks

cuteredhead83 33F
34 posts
7/1/2005 3:43 pm

martin your so welcome

LonePanther2005 45M

7/4/2005 6:11 am

From an Active German Duty Member!!

Salutes to all of them, to those who not stand more with us - there will be not forgotten!!!

cuteredhead83 33F
34 posts
7/4/2005 10:15 am

thanks lonepanther.

CuteAZguy27 39M
1545 posts
7/5/2005 2:44 am

cuteredhead83 adopt a soldier program....im very interested, would you care to share on this post a little bit of detail or send me an email. Thanks and have a wonderful week !


cuteredhead83 33F
34 posts
7/5/2005 9:51 am

I have adopted soldiers for over 5 years. I write them letters and spend them packages while they are in Iraq. I have trouble finding a new soldier when my last one came home. So I decided to start a program. I do adopt-a-military wife too.

dianus13 46M

7/10/2005 10:20 am

As a veteran myself of Desert Storm I can tell you how much it means to know that the people back home are supporting you. I am sorry for your friends loss and hope that everyone realizes what our soldier are giving up so that we can be free.

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