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~United States Military Answering The Call~

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~

100 days in Afghanistan and longer………

100_0368 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


troopsDM0803_468x432 We continue our battle in Afghanistan to bring peace to a country that is war torn and divided as to our presence there. It is sad when we hear news reports of another soldier fallen while in the line of duty. We grieve as a nation, we grieve for the family these brave souls leave behind. We grieve for the children that loses a parent to the perils of war.
There are many organizations that help families with their grief, help them to find their way back from this most intense severity of pain. I am very impressed with a particular organization that offers support and comfort. They go the extra mile and help with the children deal with the loss of a parent. They have camps set up to help the child cope, to grieve and yet to grow. You can click here to donate,or post a memorial of a loved one.
To the men and women serving our great nation, know that you have people that even though you may not know them personally, you have people all across this great nation that lifts you in prayer day in and day out. We pray for your safety while being in harms way, we pray for a safe return.
There was a time when our military was not shown the respect for what they so bravely did for this country and to you I vow never to let this happen again. There are many that argue that this war is unjust or that we have no business there, but the fact remains that you are there, you are doing a great service, you are not only helping rebuild a nation but you are keeping the homeland safe and free, for that I say, “thank you.”………………….


~This candle burns eternally for all of you that give so much to Our Great Nation~