Sunday, November 2, 2008

Service, Sacrifice and Freedom

Do you support our troops, or is the thought of such on your back burner somewhere? It shouldn’t be. I can think of many, many reasons. Their service and sacrifice for starters. It’s easy to forget about them as we go about our daily business. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Just give me but a few moments to help you see a bigger picture.

Imagine waking up to gunfire all around you after you’ve just fallen asleep.

Imagine the sound of “Taps” playing in the distance, day after day, week after week, for you know all too well that another comrade just went down.

Imagine reading the mail as your loved one informs you of all the groups who ungratefully oppose you and openly detest your presence in a foreign land, and all the while YOU are protecting their very right to even protest!

This is not even the tip of the iceberg of what a soldier’s day is like.

I am grateful for them for numerous reasons;

They Are Dedicated
They Are Disciplined
They Protect
They Serve their Fellowman
They Believe in FREEDOM for ALL
They UPHOLD the Constitution
They Sacrifice their Lives
They fight for our rights to live and dwell in a free society.

"The American Service men and women have a long standing reputation for their compassion and mercy, namely for children and the weak. This is a part of recorded history. I salute you."

If you don’t agree with me on the above points, then maybe you will agree with me on this one. The reason that I am so thankful for our troops, (this is one of the biggest aspects of my life, day in and day out), my ability to do what I am doing right now, sharing my thoughts with you, my Freedom of Speech. We talk and communicate, day in and day out. We give our opinions and we teach. We protest and we lobby. We don’t like to think about living in a totalitarian society where the thought police dwell and words are few, but these societies exist like it or not.

You don’t have to agree with the current president to back up the U.S. troops. It doesn’t matter whether you are republican or democrat or another third party. May history always serve as a reminder to us all. May we embrace that which is good, true and noble. May we learn from those mistakes that we have made as individuals and as a nation, never to repeat them. May God continue to bless this country of America. May she continue to shine forth that liberty, compassion and mercy upon a hurting world.

Always Remember……….
Greater Love has No Man than this, that He Lay Down His Life for His Friends (John 15:13).

By Cathy Nagle
Heart Notes from Home

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