Celebration Of Service Friday (#6)

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“Sitting in front of my fireplace, basking in it’s warm glow gives me time to reflect upon the sacrifices that it has taken for me to enjoy the security of a good home, in a safe environment. I can hear the soft whisper of the snow as it caresses my window and covers the ground outside in a scintillating display of sparkling lights under the full moon. How many times have our service men and women watched this same scene from a foxhole, or camped in some remote part of the world. Thankful for the silence of that moment, knowing it won’t last long. Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He/she dresses in fatigues and patrols the world restlessly, ensuring that we can have this peaceful night. Every day they give us the gift of this lifestyle that we enjoy, and every night they watch over us. They are warriors, angels, guardians, friends, brothers, fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers, forming a family that stretches back to the beginning of the country. So tonight when you go to bed say a prayer that God watch over those who watch over us, and thank them for their sacrifices, on and off the battlefield. Pray that they have a peaceful night, and will be home soon with their families who also share their burden. Without them we would not have this moment.”
― Neil Leckman

 

7 responses

  1. Always such a Motivator Lynn

    Mess ❤

  2. A beautiful tribute. They certainly don’t get the recognition they so well deserve.

  3. Reblogged this on Masako and Spam Musubi and commented:
    Excellence in appreciation.

  4. Such excellence, Dr. Lynn…

    1. Thank you so much! Thanks for the reblog too. That’s quite a compliment and I’m very appreciative.

  5. May God continue to bless our armed forces and their families. I pray for their safety and give thanks for their sacrifice so we may enjoy freedom.

    1. Hi! So glad you stopped by. Yes, we are so grateful for veterans like you! Hope all is well. I’m still keeping after the workouts but trying to tweak my program a little. We’ll see how that works out!

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