Stop to say, “Thank you”.

18 Jan

I picked up today’s San Diego Union Tribune, my hometown newspaper. On the front page, I found an article about a very young Marine who died August 26th, 2009 in Afghanistan, after saving his brothers-in-arms. I’m not going to get into the article or explain how he died or how he saved his brothers. If you would like to see the full story, you can view it here:

What I would like to do today, is say Thank you. I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to say it. Thank you so much to all of our military personnel who have sacrificed their lives, and those who continue to sacrifice their own freedoms, in order to protect ours.

Thank you to the families left of the men and women who are killed in action overseas. There isn’t really anything that can be said by anyone that could replace your loved ones. The only thing we can do is say thank you, offer our love, support and comfort, and most of all, live in a manner that would merit such a sacrifice. Live a life that’s worth saving. Pass on the values and morals to your children that keep this country worth defending. Not allowing these brave and selfless men and women die in vain is the best “thank you” that you could ever give.

The last thank you I would like to give, is to all the families and loved ones here at home, who support our heroes. Thank you for writing those letters, waiting around for those Skype calls, sending those care packages. Thank you for giving them those seemingly little reminders that they are loved and appreciated, because they are. Also, thank you to those who open their homes to local service members, giving them a little piece of home while stationed away from their families.

If you love someone who is in the military, please tell them that itssunnyinmysoul appreciates their service. (That includes you, HeadOvrHeels)


2 Responses to “Stop to say, “Thank you”.”

  1. headovrheels January 18, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    Thank you girl for that post 🙂 It is appreciated! They don’t hear Thank You enough!!


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