Sunday, December 11, 2011

Thank you for gifts undeserved...

Up north, my mother attended a memorial service today at the funeral home that provided services for my father and many others we knew who passed away this year in the community where I grew up.  They provided services for a friend's son who was a member of the army's special forces and was killed overseas in a hot, hostile land... a long way from Ohio and from Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg.

While politicians and pundits argue the merits of redistributing wealth, let us not forget in this season of giving that many in the military have redistributed all they had and all they would ever have for the freedom so many of us take for granted every day.

As Christmas approaches and we think of giving... I encourage you to give from the heart, not the wallet.  There are so many men and women of our military who paid with everything they had... paid for the freedom we enjoy... paid for the freedom money can't buy... and to those men and women who paid the ultimate price, I say...

Thank you for gifts undeserved...

2 comments:

  1. Great post! I share your sentiments for our military men & women and their families.

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