Thursday, November 11, 2010

Let Us Not Forget

On this Veterans Day Nov. 11 2010 we honor all our Heroes of the past and present who so courageously risked or lost their lives for the Freedom of our Country. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your bravery and unselfishness. For those of you who returned home with injuries or maimed, may God be with you on your road to recovery. For those of you who so gallantly gave your life, our prayers and thoughts will always be with you and your memory will live within our our hearts. You will always be remembered for the ultimate sacrifice you bestowed upon our Country.

Let us not forget the the sacrifice given by the families of the Patriots who went to serve their Country. Today and every day I want to express my gratitude to all the family members who have and are living with the agony of having your loved one off in another Country fighting for our Freedom. The pain of saying goodbye to your hero can not be expressed in words, nor can the daily agony you endure not knowing if your soldier was safe or in harms way. 
I would like to share a few beautiful songs and a poem to honor you today,
your are our heroes too!

Katy Benko whose husband was sent to Iraq a few months after they were married wrote  "A Soldier's Wife"
"I'm Already There"   Deployment-What It Means To Wait....Military Families,Wives
All Honor to Her
He offered himself for the land he loved,
But what shall we say for her ?
He gave to his country a soldier's life;
'Twas dearer by far to the soldier's wife.
All honor today to her !
He went to the war while his blood was hot,
But what shall we say of her ?
He saw himself through the battle's flame
A hero's reward on the scroll of fame;
What honor is due to her ?
He offered himself, but his wife did more,
All honor today to her !
For dearer than life was the gift she gave
In giving the life she would die to save;
What honor is due to her?
He gave up his life at his country's call,
But what shall we say of her ?
He offered himself as a sacrifice,
But she is the one who pays the price.
All honor we owe to her.
(Author Unknown)
Radical Richard's Mother didn't hear from him for quite a long time while he was deployed in Viet Nam. Finally she wrote to his commanding officer, she sent him pen, paper, and self addressed stamped envelopes. His CO gave him the supplies and ordered him to write to her. Not knowing what to say to his mother (he didn't want to tell her about the horrible atrocities of war) he told her the ice cream machine was broken and he was very upset over it. Guess what ... she wrote back to his CO and chewed him out. That didn't set too well for RR! The moral of this is you soldiers are terribly missed at home, please stay in touch with your loved ones.

Thank you ALL for your sacrifices.
I pray that your loved ones will be returned home to you safely. 
God Bless You!
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Tea Party Deanie