Our men and women in uniform are heroes and they deserve unwavering support all the time. They are in harms way for us and safeguard the freedoms we have and enjoy.

This is true not only of our men and women in uniform to day but all the veterans that have served and keep us safe.

They deserve not only our unwavering support but our respect for the tough jobs they do at home and in far away places.



Saluting our wonderful troops 'round the world!

Josie06 Josie06
56-60, F
9 Responses Jul 11, 2008

True when you wrote it in 2008 True today in 2012. This story stands the test of time. Thank you

Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for our country. I salute you all.

Very true HughJardon4. Right in there with you for 25 years too.

This may seem a bit bizzare to some of you, but as a veteran with 23 years service starting with Vietnam thru Gulf War 1, I know first hand what they are going thru and why they do it, and believe me they don't think it is a lark! They know and understand the consequences of their actions. They sacrifice so much you take for granted, those things you may not even think about, like your lifestyles, freedoms,choices,homes, basically your way of life without asking for anything in return, only that they may experience what you have when they return,and knowing that some younger person with a high set of ideals is willing to pick up the gauntlet to carry forward this protection for others who for whatever reason have decided to shun this great responsiblility with it's burdens and sacrifices to keep the world a safe place to live,work and have families. Are they brave? Yes without a doubt and unselfish too, they deserve all the admiration and respect society and the government (Yeah, we protect their ***** too!)(maybe we should send them instead? I wouldn't want to be there but I would like to see the movie) can give them. I salute and support them, and at this time of year it is extremelly hard on them. Show you support in any way you can. Bless them for all they do.

Camel, thank your son for his service ... for me.

The military is made up of the same individuals that the general populations is. Yes, there have been some over-zealous members ... but that is a minority, a small minority.<br />
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You will find most soldiers feel like Gen. Dwight Eisenhower: "I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity."<br />
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Soldiers do what they are trained to do ... to fight and to protect.

Well, musicbox ... it was the same for all of us I believe. We did what we believed to be right and that was enough. <br />
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Our men and women in uniform are on the front lines every day for us, protecting us. Their actions help make our world safe ... they are heroes.<br />
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And musicbox, thank you for your service.

Nae , I want you to thank your husband for serving for me. And I thank you for your service in supporting him. (((Hugs)))

this brought a tear to my eye...<br />
my husband is in the army.<br />
thank you. so much.