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Military Mondays: Thanksgiving for our Veterans
5 years ago

by Richard S. Lowry on November  12, 2007


Thank You Quotes for Veterans on Thanksgiving

Today, Americans enjoy a freedom unequaled in the history of civilization.  Our good fortune goes unnoticed by most everyone in their day-to-day lives. We  are free to express ourselves. We are free of oppression. We are free of  fear.

We move about in our daily lives taking our children to school, little league  games, and the movies. We are safe and comfortable in our homes at night and the  vast majority of us do not want for the necessities of life – food, clean water,  and shelter.

Our lives are utopian, yet most Americans never stop to think about the  hundreds of thousands – millions – of brave young men and women who are standing  at the gates, guarding our nation: the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines  who are fighting, bleeding and dying in foreign lands so that we may remain  free.

My family has not forgotten the sacrifices made by these men and women and  their families. I would personally like to voice our thanksgiving to all of the  members of our armed forces and their families for the contribution they are  making on my family’s, on our nation’s, and on the world’s behalf.

We know that you all stand on a thin green line which protects us from the  dark side of today’s world.

Let us not forget the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in  defense of our freedom; and let us all take a moment to remember the mothers,  fathers, wives, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters of these heroes. Let us  all mourn their losses.

The greatest tribute we could ever pay to our American servicemen and women,  both living and deceased, is to stop on Thanksgiving, pause during that football  game, or stop and think as you sit down to dinner with your family that our  lives are good because of the sacrifices of others. Consider what America would  be without the men and women of our military. Stop and thank the next Soldier,  Sailor, Airman, or Marine you see. We all owe our freedom to them.


Semper Fidelis




First Thanksgiving Proclamation 1789
5 years ago





"Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor, and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint committee requested me to commend to the people of United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness, now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next, to be devoted to the service of that great and glorious Being, Who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or will be."
George Washington-1789

5 years ago

Sandy, thank you.  Thank you for reminding all of us that we do need to remember our veterans and active military and their families and remember to be thankful for all they do for us or have given us.  As I just responded to Eli, I can't imagine what it would be like to live where you and your family, and your Country was under attack as Israel is right now and constantly lives in fear of being attacked.  We are so fortunate and need to make sure those that keep it that way for us know they are appreciated.  And we need to send the message loud and clear to Congress that they need to stop Obama and make sure that we keep our military might and power; that we make sure these men and women have all the newest and best technology to protect us as well as to keep themselves as safe as possible.  No to cutting back our defenses, no to cutting back our military; that is the message for our Congress and the person claiming to be the command-in-chief who has no regard for these people other than to live under their protection.

5 years ago

Sandy, this was your shining thread on Political Derby to have us all focus on our veterans.   My father was a veteran and, of course, my husband, having spent 30 years in the navy.   There are many veterans that need our attention because they came home to a shortage of jobs and some broken families.   


So, thank you, very much, for your heartfelt thread.   

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