Let's not forget those who serve, and those who stand by them


Yesterday, I talked with two people with family serving overseas in the military, and another whose husband will be going on deployment soon. Jen and Jeanne's husbands and Linda's son are three of several hundred thousand military personnel who leave home for months and years at a time, mostly in the hostile environments of Afghanistan or Iraq, to try to make the world a better, safer, and freer place.

Take a moment today to think about those who've gone over there to keep us a little safer over here, as well as their families who do their own loyal duty. If you know anyone whose family members are overseas, take a moment to reach out, thank them and let them know you're there for them.

2 Response to "Let's not forget those who serve, and those who stand by them"

  1. Anonymous 15/4/10 11:01
    Earl--I am reminded of a quote by British PM Benjamin Disraeli..."The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example"...we would all do well to remember those words and the sacrifice made by our military personnel and their families both at home and on duty around the globe. Few times in the history of the world has a nation owed so much to so few, that many may live in peace…teg
  2. Calhoun Fawls 16/4/10 02:36
    I got a buddy of mine who is eying his fourth deployment in ten years. Some say he chose the life. But, he has missed out alot on the time with family and friends we take for granted. We always honor the dead, as we should, but those who live and serve again and again should be honored as well. They stand watch on the walls while the rest of us enjoy life.

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