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Thanksgiving 2008


American Soldier says,

As America wakes up this morning they will turn on the TV to see why we are fighting in these wars. Today is supposed to be a special day for our country, to celebrate why we are thankful and to gather family. For guys like myself, I will break bread with the men that I serve with here. We’ll play it off and pretend that we don’t care but deep down inside we all do. We all know what it’s like to be home and be with out families. That is not the case this year.

I am here now and I am thankful for being able to serve our great nation. The ability to serve is something that I wish all American’s could experience. What are you thankful this year?

Although I am half a world away from my loved ones I have not forgotten what home means to me. Between the hustle and bustle of normal life I can see where people can forget what they are thankful for.

So when you break bread this afternoon, say your grace and appreciate the opportunity to be there with your family and loved ones. Don’t allow the bullshit that others are trying to do to spoil your day. Turn the news off and know that those who serve will take care of this mess.

Happy Thanksgiving.

10 Responses to “Thanksgiving 2008”

  1. Maggie45 Says:

    I hope you had a good Thanksgiving. I hope your family did, too. I thank you, and I thank your family. God bless you!

  2. Mrs. Who Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving yourself, and thank you for what you are doing.

  3. Kat in GA Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, A.S. You and all the others who serve were very much in our thoughts today. (Did I tell you my oldest stepdaughter is a soldier with the Reserves now? She graduated basic @ Ft. Jackson in June. :mrgreen: ) Sorry, I’m digressing (3 hrs’ sleep and too much caffiene, LOL).

    Seriously tho- you and your family specifically, and *all* our troops (wherever they may be scattered far & wide on this planet) were in our hearts today, and we said a prayer for y’all, and a prayer of thanks, as well.

    Be safe…. and thank you.

  4. Thunder Run Says:

    The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 11/28/2008 News and Personal dispatches from the front and the home front.

  5. mrs_greyhawk Says:

    Just to let you know they’re some out here thinking of you, Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

    Hang in there, stay safe.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

  6. beway Says:

    Sorry I didn’t stop by the other day to say Thanks to you directly. But you and all the men and women doing duty (civilian and military) away from their families, all of you were in our thoughts.

  7. Josiah Kidman Says:

    I hope it ant to hot out in the desart, I am Josiah and 16 and I hope to be a corps men when I get in the Navy. GO US MILITARY :wink:

  8. mrs_greyhawk Says:

    Just want to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Thank you for the precious gift of freedom you continue to give.

    Thoughts and Prayers are with you, Godspeed.

  9. MaryAnn Says:

    Thinking of you and wishing you all the blessings of Christmas, AS.

  10. AFSister Says:

    OK… how in the HELL did I miss your deployment?? :oops:
    *sigh*

    I had no idea, AS. I’m sorry you missed the holidays with your precious family. I know they missed you like hell.
    Please start writing again, so that we/I can keep up with you, ok??

    Be strong; be safe

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