December 24, 2003

Thank You Cards

Hey … you: Stop a moment. Pause for just a second, and think of your holiday plans.

Planning something good?

Think of the family and friends around you.

Think of the hot meal you plan to eat tonight.

Think of the wine you will drink.

Think of the soft bed you’ll enjoy.

For many of you, think of how you will rise tomorrow and enjoy the celebration of gifts and joy, swaddled in pajamas, perhaps sitting by the fire, perhaps, if you’re like us, with a morning toddy to relax the holiday spirit.

Tomorrow, many of the people who rush into the breech to defend that way of life will enjoy none of those things. They will rise in a foreign land and foreign culture, far from family and friends, fresh from a military issue cot or bed roll, their last meal an MRE, their last drink from a canteen, and they will lower their helmet, raise their firearm to their shoulder, and begin the lookout for trouble.

Tomorrow, it does not much matter if you believe they should be there or be here. What matters is that they know you care. Click this link, send a soldier an email, and let them know someone is thinking of them, cares, and is thankful.

Posted by Avocare at December 24, 2003 11:55 AM | TrackBack
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