To encourage and fortify relationships between military service members, veterans, their families, their friends, and their Country; to nurture the path of communication for everyone, ensuring that no one is alone or left behind; and proving that we have not, are not, and will never forget the nobility of their sacrifices.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
I have lost most of the people I love to cancer, so the holiday's for me are a time of nostalgia, memories, and hope.
Hope and Thanksgiving go hand in hand; for the people who have the most hope, are by nature the most thankful. The people who have endured the biggest challenges, who have lost the most, they are the people who know how to be thankful for the simple things.
In a time of the "Give It To Me" generation, coupled with the Constitution being trampled on an hourly basis hope may seem futile. As much as there is cause for fear, there is still hope.
Hope that a leader will emerge who can turn our Country around.
Hope that the young will learn to take responsibility for their actions.
Hope that American's will take pride in themselves, in their Country by using their purchasing power, their representatives to demand change.
History has many valuable lessons. The most important lessons are, work hard, do the right thing, even when it's hard, and be thankful.
I am Thankful for many people, events, and experiences (good and bad) throughout my life. As much as I miss those who are no longer with me, I am grateful for the time I spent and the memories I have to hold onto.