Today's Thankful Thursday is so important - the war in Iraq is OVER after nine long years!
V writes much more eloquently than me. I am going to share something amazing with you that he wrote - it is written on behalf of his company, Baby Pickel.
THIS ONE IS FOR YOU -
For you who served our Country STRONG and right.
For you who dedicated all that you are to one sole purpose - FREEDOM
Over the past 9 years you have lost 4,500 of your brothers and sisters.
... Whether you believed in it or not - you were called and you answered.
You paid the price in more ways then we could ever pay you back.
This if for YOU - for no celebrity, sport star, or lime light drunk will ever be able to weigh as heavy and important as you do in my heart.
This is for YOU - the ones that have put their life on the line more times than I could ever count - so that I may be able to write this very script.
Pay attention people to those who defend you without you asking. The ones you will never meet face to face - BUT adhere to those you DO know.
Though they dress in CAMO does not MEAN they want to be hidden by THOSE in which they fight for.
STOP them, BEG of them to thank them for what they DO and will always do.
May God bless you Soldiers for the past 9 years you have been at war as many of us have worried about growing rich - and adding bells and whistles to our lives - MANY of my greatest friends and family have had no other objective but to MAKE it home alive.
I am here for you sir - I am here to give all that I am for a safe and constructive building process as you return home to the soil in which you were bore on and fight for.
Sir/Mam - my duty is to make sure you are appreciated.
Thank YOU Jesus for the WAR in Iraq is over!
THIS ONE IS FOR YOU SIR/MAM - FOR YOU HAVE MADE MY AMERICA AS GREAT AS WE SAY IT IS!
TO ALL THOSE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ARMED FORCES -
I DEDICATE MY COMPANY AS AN OFFICIAL BLOOD LINE OF HOMAGE TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
- Vincenzo D.
*Between your Christmas shopping, eating, and gloating - Let us be sure to give THANKS where it matters most.
AMEN! Brought tears to my eyes! :-) I am so grateful it's over in Iraq. Now about the worst part of the fighting going on right now...Afghanistan. Let's end that, too. My cousin-in-law is supposed to head over there in July and I'd like for him not to go.ReplyDelete
Beautiful words :) I am so thankful this war is over...I never thought I'd see that day come...for real! It's a miracle and a blessing.ReplyDelete
Those are great words! I am so thankful we can say that war is over. My husband recently enlisted in the Army Reserves, and I am realizing more and more the sacrifice of not only the soldiers but their loved ones give as well. I have a new found gratitude for their lives and time given for our country.ReplyDelete
- Elle @ Barefoot and Beautiful
Amen. I've had them on my mind too for some reason. So grateful for the military men and women!! JessicaReplyDelete
thank you for recognizing this and taking the time to dedicate a post to our wonderful soldiers!ReplyDelete
I'm backkkkk!!! :) With a new blog due it the other mis-happenings. http://sliverslife.blogspot.com/ReplyDelete
It's still under construction but will be up and running soon!
This letter is seriously a sweet one. I have been in such a poopy mood with not being able to spend Christmas with my parents and grandparents, but I'm trying to make the best of it. Thank you to you and V for reinforcing this for me :)
<3 & missed you!!!
Love this beautiful piece by Vin! So important that we always remain thankful to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Well said!ReplyDelete