|Today marks a day in our history. Three years since the war in Iraq began. We have faced Triumphs, and we have faced hardships. Some of us have faced great joy at a loved ones return from deployment, and some of us have faced the hardest loss of all, knowing our love ones will not return. |
We might have questioned our leaders' reasons for war, and we might have held tight to our belief and support of our president. Regardless of our stand on the issues, our country should stand united in support for our soldiers. I have seen the protest and so have our soldiers. They sit in a land far from home fighting to make life better and jumping at any sound, not knowing when they wake if this day will be their last, and yet they get up day after day and go on. They fight so their own countrymen can walk the streets and protest what they are willing to die for.
So I am asking, next time you see a soldier, say THANK YOU! Let them know we support them. For the last three years they have supported us and given us all they have and never said a word. And maybe, if you come across a protest, maybe you can stand on the other side holding a Thank You sign, that way when the cameras come they can see that we still care and support them.
So I say THANK YOU to each and every Soldier, For three years you have fought to keep us safe and I personally THANK YOU, as well as everyone of our supporters. I pray that every soldier is safe tonight, and I pray for your family who also bare the burden of military life.
And to the protesters who call our military trained killers as I saw on one sign this week, I think there is some information you should have. Lance Corp. Ben Carmen KIA on April 06,2004 in Iraq. Spc. Anthony J. Dixon, 20, died August 1,2004 in Samarra Iraq when a improvised explosive device exploded near his guard post. Dustin Yancey who died November 4,2005 who wrote home to say he was proud of what our military was doing in Iraq.
And do you know what all these men have in common? They are Heroes! They were willing to fight and die for your right to call them killers. Maybe before you pick up your sign and go out and spread hate you could think about all those who give you the freedom to do so, even if it is at the highest cost. To the family of these soldiers I am sorry for you loss, and please know they will never be forgotten for Hero's never are.