Osama Bin Laden is dead! America is celebrating outside the White House and at Ground Zero, which is most appropriate given the heinous crimes that took place close to ten years ago this year. I am called to remember what President George W. Bush said shortly after this heinous attack on our homeland:
We will not waver; we will not tire; we will not falter; and we will not fail
We are Americans and it is through our ancestors, the founding father’s, that our strong resolve was born. The thought of wavering, tiring or even faltering was never a factor in the end.
News of jubliant celebrations soon began to be heralded as people gathered in front of the White House and Ground Zero waving flags and singing our national Anthem. However, those sites are not the only ones that Americans chose to celebrate, many in the Dallas area gathered outside the residence of our former President GW Bush. Bush chose not to make an on camera statement but released this via his facebook page:
Earlier this evening, President Obama called to inform me that American forces killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al Qaeda network that attacked America on September 11, 2001. I congratulated him and the men and women of our military and intelligence communities who devoted their lives to this mission. They have our everlasting gratitude. This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001. The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done
I am so proud of our Navy Seals for overtaking the compound in which this evil one lay hiding…not one of them injured…they offered Bin Laden a chance to surrender but to no avail and he was shot in the head. News reports is that he [Osama Bin Laden] was laid to rest given full Muslim rites and entombed to the sea to prevent his followers from making a memorial to continue to honor this most evil of men.
So in closing I want to again show tribute to our men and women who selfishly sacrifice so much for us and invite you to listen to “Eternal Father” the Naval Hymn…Thank God that we live in the land of the free and the home of the brave…..
Our troops have been the subject of ridicule for several years with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet who is the first to go above and beyond to show compassion for their fellow man, woman or child? It is the military of the United States of America! As I offer prayers for those affected by the tragedy of the earthquake in Haiti, my heart beams with pride as our military rises to the call of duty to serve, protect. rescue and deliver aid! ~God Bless our brave men and women of our armed services~
We have heard the pleas of the Generals and yet no response from the commander-in-chief. How many of our brave have to pay the ultimate price before you honor their request or you simply bring them home. They are fighting a war so different from others of our past, we once knew who the enemy were. Today they wear no uniform representing a country or an army, they are terrorist, they hate Americans and all that we represent.
The holidays are quickly approaching, please be sure and remember those off in a foreign land that are fighting for our freedoms and for our very rights that so many take for granted. Keep them and their families in prayer, take time to send a card, a package, a reminisce of home. Make a difference, let them know we support them and what they are doing isn’t in vain.~ God Bless our Military~
With all that is going on in Afghanistan and again the violence is breaking out in Iraq it is of great importance to “Thank your military.” They are in a strange land fighting to keep us safe and free from harm. They are someone’s child, someone’s spouse, someone’s parent, someone’s sibling….Show them your appreciation……”with arms wide open”…………….
~God surround them in your mercy and keep them safe~
~God Bless the USA~
We have heard the pleas of the Generals for more troops needed in Afghanistan. Please call upon this administration to support our military. We do not fail, we don not surrender. We are American’s .. We are the brave, fighting to keep freedom strong…this may be difficult to watch, but we need to see what they are up against. God Bless Our troops, God Bless the USA
Emotions ran high as these family members and loved ones awaited the return of the Eisenhower to dock after being in active duty! One particular Mom (Angela) is a good friend of mine, she too, is a nurse. There wasn’t a day that went by that we saw her son’s picture embossed on a pin attached to her scrub top, blouse regardless of what she was wearing. A true testament of a mother’s love. You can hear the anticipation in their voices, often breaking, attempting to hold back the tears of joy! I say God Bless these young men and women who were off serving our great country!
I also ask you to remember those who were less fortunate and whose family members were not on that pier that day for their child had not returned in the same manner, please take time to remember them in prayer.
“Sure I am this day we are masters of our fate, that the task which has been set before us is not above our strength; that its pangs and toils are not beyond our endurance. As long as we have faith in our own cause and an unconquerable will to win, victory will not be denied us.”
– Winston Churchill
Our military is now facing one of the most daunting task as they proceed to carry on this campaign in Afghanistan, recently I read where they could not fire back if fired upon while in a civilian type setting. Of course this means the terrorist will only crawl deep within the civilian communities. This is not a conventional war, nor is it a fair one. Yesterday when interviewed I don’t believe POTUS answered the question put before him…………………
To me, it remains clear that we aren’t aware of what lies before us regarding our future in Afghanistan or in our own country. I did witness while in Washington, DC…..a country that is proud of their military, the men and women who so bravely serve….I saw veterans proudly wearing their badges of honor, carrying flags, some even walking with crutches or being pushed in a wheelchair…..It is to these men and women and to the ones off in a foreign land that I beseech you to continue to pray for and to offer your undying support. It is our military that we owe all that we have, the freedoms we enjoy, our way of life…..
Like all wars before this one, they bring back memories that only someone who has walked in their shoes can understand…reach out to them, let them know you care, let them know you appreciate what they have sacrificed….We would not be what we are without the blood, sweat and tears of our military! God Bless them and Bless the USA……
photo by A Patriotic Nurse; Washington,DC