Wednesday, September 5, 2007

If you're not a supporter, let's hope you will be...(Posted 3-12=07)

I'm in awe of anyone who is in our Armed Services. Keeping in mind we have not had a draft since the 70's, every single person serving in the Armed Forces has willingly signed up to serve. That's a HUGE sacrifice, particularly now, and despite the fact some may not completely agree with what's happening right now with their "careers" or where they are, they are there... serving our country, fighting to make the world a better place for others so they might know the same freedom of LIVING as we know here. There are so many political arguments that one can enter into, but let's not. Let's just say, that we have the right to our feelings and opinions and have the freedom to voice those opinions because of the men and women who fight to preserve those freedoms. We can worship as we please, speak as we please, go where we please, wear what we please and be who we want to be because of the sacrifices these men and women, and their families, make.

My heart goes out to each of you, your families, your friends. You are all amazing people and I admire you, value you, support you, and thank you for what you have done, are doing and will do.

God bless you all...

You Tube Video: Remember Me

Make sure you see this video... if you're not a supporter, you will be...

1 comment:

Lissa Ballard said...

Comment from: Tracie

Good for your Lissa! I am a supporter too and I just read this today and wow, it is so fitting:

A mother asked President GW Bush, "Why did my son have to
die in Iraq?"

A mother asked President Clinton, "Why did my son have to
die in Saudi Arabia?"

A mother asked President GHW Bush, "Why did my son have to
die in Kuwait?"

Another mother asked President Johnson, "Why did my son
have to die in Vietnam?"

Another mother asked President Truman, "Why did my son
have to die in Korea?"

Another mother asked President FD Roosevelt, "Why did my
son have to die on Iwo Jima?"

Another mother asked President W. Wilson, "Why did my son
have to die on a battlefield in France?"

Yet another mother asked President Lincoln, "Why did my
son have to die at Gettysburg?"

And yet another mother asked President Washington, "Why
did my son have to die on a frozen field near Valley Forge?"

Then long, long ago, a mother asked..."Heavenly Father,
why did my Son have to die on a cross outside of Jerusalem?"

The answer is the same --"So that others may have life and
dwell in peace, happiness, and freedom."

This was emailed to me with no author. I thought the
magnitude and the simplicity are awesome.