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Thank you for this beautiful day.
Thank you for the days that are far too glum.
Thank you for the days I smiled.
But most of all, thank you for my freedom.

Thank you for the roof over my head.
Thank you for my comfortable bed.
Thank you for my running water.
But most of all, let us never forget our dead.

Thank you for the fresh air I breathe.
The breath of freedom, I do concede.
Thank you for all your sacrifices.
Just so this stranger may live free.

Thank you for your love of country.
Thank you for the love you share amongst your brothers.
Thank you, families left behind, for enduring the long, lonely nights.
Thank you for fighting for the freedom of others.

Thank you to those who are far from home this day.
I cannot imagine your struggles.
Have faith, my dear friends, hang on.
The day shall come when you receive all your huggles.
(New word.)

You are so special to me, as you may tell.
I cannot find the words of gratitude you are due.
My hope on this day is that ya’ll will know,
Yesterday, today and tomorrow I will owe a debt to you.

Not a debt of money, for that would tarnish your honor,
Not a debt of worldly words, for those you’ve heard before.
Yet I do believe that if it were not for you,
America would exist no more…

Dear Morgan, thank you. It is not my best poem, but it is for you and all the others. Keep the faith, my dear friend. We do appreciate you so very deeply. Our prayers are with you, and ‘O’ and Maniac. Also your teams. Take care on this and every day. God bless you, and God bless America. In Jesus’ precious name. Amen.

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    This is Veterans’ Day weekend, and I have an e-mail I would like share with you. They, better than I, can voice what and how I feel about this precious and solemn day.

    HONORING AMERICA’S VETERANS

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    This week, Americans across this great country will join together to honor our military veterans. From the blood-soaked beaches of France to the bombed-out back-alleys of Fallujah, the American G.I. has fought-and died-opposing that which is evil and oppressive, and defending all things good and free.

    Veterans Day is about one thing: honoring the service and sacrifice of America’s veterans, and passing their collective story to the next generation. These stories, and the men and women who bear them, are the backbone of this American experiment and must never be forgotten.

    As John Stuart Mill once said, “War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing [is] worth a war, is worse.” The second we believe our freedoms inevitable, we cease to live in history and sour the soldier’s sacrifice. Our freedoms – purchased on the battlefield – are indeed “worthy of war.”

    And today, with America still at war, it is fitting that we remember the troops currently serving in harms way. Because, as any veteran can attest, just one moment, one explosion, or one bullet separates Memorial Day from Veterans Day. Soldiers currently in Iraq and Afghanistan are fighting for our freedoms today, knowing it’s possible they may never see tomorrow.

    Vets for Freedom beseeches our membership to honor America’s veterans this week. Whether at a ceremony, in a letter to the editor, or with a simple “thank you,” find a way to ensure that every veteran – young and old – feels appreciated.

    Please visit Vets for Freedom’s website to keep up with news on WWIV. This is a great group who keeps up with the news we never seem to have access to for some reason. Interesting…

    I would also like to throw into this special weekend a great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARINES! (11/09/07) Time got away from me, but that is no excuse to not say how much I appreciate you. Yes, the Navy sure did make you good. LOL. (No, I won’t take that back, so don’t bother asking.)

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