May 26, 2008

A TIME FOR REMEMBRANCE

Memorial Day is a day for us to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our country. I think many people forget that it is not "just a day off" or "a vacation from school", but a day to thank those men and women of the Armed Forces who face challenges and danger in faraway places so that we may live in safety here at home. WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Bosnia, Kosovo, The Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq are all significant in that millions of men and women have died protecting our freedom. Right now, there are over 180,000 military men in women fighting the war in Iraq and over 29,000 in Afghanistan, many of whom will spend more than a year away from their families. Over 4,100 men and women have given their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan fighting this war. So, today, I ask that you remember them, what they have given of themselves, think of their families, and give them their due. It's the least we can do. Happy Memorial Day - God Bless our Troops!


With my respect and gratitude, LCDR Alexandra Hobson, USN, Retired

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Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Amen, Alex! Have a WONDERFUL Memorial Day!

Manna said...

Thanks, Alex for a great reminder.

Dawn Easton said...

Have a wonderful Memorial Day Alex

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Well said Alex! I hope we all take a moment to remember those that gave their lives for us. Your words are a perfect reminder, thank you for what you did for our country too. Have a great day with your family. :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

I couldn't have said it better myself. My dad is retired Army, so I was brought up knowing what this day is for, I think some people have lost sight of that. Thanks for the wonderful reminder!! God Bless you and all of our troops!

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Erin... said...

Alex, thank you to you and to all the men and women who fight for our country. Enjoy your day.

christie said...

Alex,
Thank you for your words of kindness. Thank you for serving our country.
We are so blessed to have so many amazing people serving our country right now. And also those who have come before us, who have served and helped keep our country safe, we are so blessed!

Denise... said...

Thank you, Alex. Very much.

Chris said...

i say, bring them home where they belong!! happy memorial day to all!!

Nikki Bond said...

Happy Memorial Day Alex! I hope you had a great one and have a WONDERFUL trip too! You lucky gal you...how did you manage to rid of the kids andthe dogs? {he he he}!
Take care!
{SMILES}

kathleenh said...

Thanks for the reminder Alex. Happy Memorial day to you and yours.

Rose Ann said...

Thank you, Alex!! This is beautiful!