these few days are good days to be reflective and remember those who have given so much, their lives, to ensure we and everyone else has some sort of freedom.
They are doing something the rest of us are too scared to do and as much as politicians mess it all up, they are all out there trying to make the places safe. Support the soldiers currently deployed, support the veterans, support the companies that support the veterans, support the organiastations that help make it easy for the soldiers and their families, just be supportive.
Just remember you are alive today and able to read this blog because of what people gave up 100 years ago, 40 years ago, 30 years ago, 20 years ago, 10 years ago, 2 years ago, six months ago and even yesterday.
Look at how many armed forces are the first on a scene of a disaster (natural or man made) to get you to safety, look at peacekeeping forces still in place in North Korea, in Turkey and in a billion other places - even if you disagree with war, support the troops because they are doing their best to keep everyone safe - even the people who are trying to kill them. We think of them constantly and know they are doing their best to both keep safe and keep others safe.We should always try to protect those of us who need protection.
Ian, Me, Fay & Lily send our heartfelt thanks to those that offer up their lives to protect people, to try and sort out the messes certain politicians have made, because they deserve our respect and support.
I am very grateful for our armed forces. Every one of them from those who are serving, to have served, to those killed in service, from Army to Navy to Airforce, from peacekeepers to K9 teams, and to their families who support them with love and hope. While I may not agree with the politicians,I support the Forces totally.
These are my top ten reasons why I am so very grateful for the armed forces.
- They are allowing me the right to teach my girls to read and write.
- They are allowing me the right to love my husband.
- They are allowing me the right to practice my faith.
- They are allowing me the right to voice my opinions.
- They are allowing me the right to protect my own body.
- They are allowing me the right to talk to strangers.
- They are allowing me the right to have career outside of my home.
- They are allowing me to think of the future with the hope of changing it.
- They are allowing me to right to not be afraid.
- They are allowing me to raise my girls in a safe and happy environment, where they can grow and blossom into beautiful people.
I am grateful for every single one of the men and women who put themselves out there to give us the rights we quite often take for granted. Thank You So Much!
We should always try to protect those of us who need protection.
"In Germany, they came first for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist;
And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist;
And then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew;
And then . . . they came for me . . .
And by that time there was no one left to speak up."
Pastor Martin Niemöller
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