Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Support Our Troops

No, today is not Memorial Day. Nor is it Veterans Day. It is not V-J Day or V-E Day. It is none of those special days we have set aside to remember those who have fought for, and have even given their lives for, our freedom. No, this is just another ordinary day. We go to work, we walk our dogs, we watch television, we go shopping, we buy groceries, and do all the things we do every week in our every day lives. But our soldiers are still in Iraq. They are still in Afghanistan. Our news stations regularly announce death and destruction in these wars, but often it becomes just another far and away news story for the simple fact that we have heard it day in and day out for the past eight years.

Well, today is not just another ordinary day for those over there. Each day is lived on a wing and a prayer that God will protect each of them and bring them home safely. Today's blog is a tribute to our soldiers, our airmen, our marines, our sailors. I, now, take a moment of silence for the fallen........and offer a salute to those who still are fighting for us today, our HEROS.

(The above photos are actual photos taken by soldiers in Baghdad, Iraq.)


Tracey said...

Every day there's news of more British soldiers losing their lives, heartbreaking, & most are so young. They are all so brave......Great post. xxx

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

I support the troops wholeheartedly......just hate the war!

bring them all home safely

ga.farmwoman said...

I agree, all of our service men and women are heroes.
My best friend's son was just sent to Afghanistan last month. He had already served almost a year in Iraq.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of the brave soldiers from all countries.

Have a great day.

P.S. yes, it is so nice of you to put a link to the nest box site. Thank-you so much!

Cal said...

I came here via Tracey and thank you for your tribute to the service men and women. This is a terrible war. My Son in Law has been many times to these war torn places and is due to go again early next year. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all.
Cal x