Here we are on the eve of Thanksgiving. Some will be traveling to celebrate the holiday with family and friends, while others will be hosting the annual feast. Our families will congregate around a table, eat some good food, share laughs and memories, along with hugs and kisses … laughter and tears.
But while we’re gathered together with our families, let’s remember also take a moment to say thanks and pray for those who can’t be home with their families this year: our men and women serving overseas. Year after year, they have made tremendous sacrifices in the war on terror – and as we know, some have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Thoughts and prayers also should go out to the families of our men and women who are serving – they live each day anxious to know what’s happening with their loved one(s), wanting to find out if they are ok, when they are returning home, and if they will see them again. Many military families will set their Thanksgiving tables one plate less this year, due to death in the line of duty, or the continued overseas service of their loved one(s). Those still serving abroad will have their Thanksgiving turkey with their fellow soldiers, no doubt thinking of their families and friends back home.
So as we get together to celebrate the holidays with our families and give thanks, please make sure to remember to give a word of thanks and pray for all those who have served, are continuing to serve, their families who wait for them back home, and also the families of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. America stands strong and proud today thanks to the hard work, dedication, and sacrifices of great military men and women. This incredibly moving photo montage is one of many that captures and documents their heroism.
God bless to everyone, travel safe if you are on the road, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
(Thanks to ST reader Fat Tone and also WildPonyMom for the links)
(Cross-posted at Blogs For Bush)