Thursday, November 22, 2007

A Message of Thanksgiving

As we give thanks with family and friends many of us will have sons or daughters, brothers or sisters, grandchildren, friends, or even fathers and mothers missing from our tables. They are off standing watch and on duty as part of 300,000 overseas US military personnel who are in some 36 countries.

We also wish to give special thanks to the family of Duke graduate, former Lacrosse player, and Army Ranger Sgt. James Regan who died this year serving his country in Iraq. He and the other men and woman who gave the ultimate gift for this country deserve our respect, honor, and thanks.


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The color of red on our Flag says it all. Thanks to all of our men & women who have served and are serving. The price of Freedom is the blood, sweat, and tears of our best.

Anonymous said...

I feel more grateful to this Blog than to the troops, for all of the great work that went into clearing the boys.

Anonymous said...

A dear older friend once told me that during WWII, when her fiance was in the Pacific, her family always ended saying grace by adding, "and bless our absent loved ones." I started adding that phrase myself when I became a young wife, and I found that it covered both those whose lives were cut short and those who had to be elsewhere for whatever reason. It is a strangely comforting phrase for me.

Happy Thanksgiving.