Monday, May 26, 2008

Thank You

My family has a long history of service to our country and I am proud of each and every one of them. I have the discharge papers from my 4th generation great-grandfather after his service in the Civil War. My father's teenage, unsmiling face stares out at me from a picture frame while in his dress greens. My kids like to try on my step-father's 40 year old uniform to see when it will fit them. Several of my uncles risked their lives in Viet Nam, my grandfathers fought in Korea and WWII and my cousins have been in Iraq.

Because of these men my children are still in the greatest country on the planet with unimaginable freedoms. It is now our responsibility to teach our children what that means. Let's make sure they appreciate all that has been done for them by countless soldiers, airmen, sailors and marines.

1 comment:

Mrs. Sam said...

Praise God for their bravery.