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I thank you for protecting us and hope you have a jolly Merry Christmas, and hope you know you are our family, and that we care about …
Wishing You A Happy Holiday!
Although a lot of you will not be able spend the holidays with your family and friends this holiday, I want to take the time to thank you …
Rudolph the Camo Reindeer
Rudolph the camo reindeer,
Had a cool night vision nose;
He used it every Christmas,
finding where the children go.
Soldiers, Marines and Air …
Merry Christmas to our Heroes
Thank you so much for your sacrifices for our country.
If it wasn't for you heroes being where you are right now, I couldn't be here with my family. …
To All of Our Soldiers
Thank you for your service and time you have devoted to our country.
I understand - I was exactly where you are once. Hang in there. God Bless.
Thinking of You at Christmas
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Holiday Joy! We know how difficult it is to be so far from your family this Holiday Season, but just wanted you …
Grateful for Our Troops
It is with a grateful heart I wish you all the best holiday you can muster under then challenging circumstances you find yourself in.
Your gift of service …
Thank you very much for all you do and I wish you a very Merry Christmas.
I hope you will be back home with your family soon but most of all BE SAFE! …
Merry Christmas to Our Troops
Thank you for everything you do. You sacrifice your lives for the safety of America and the world.
I know you miss your families during Christmas and …
Christmas Blessings to All Our Troops
Merry Merry Christmas from California...I know it must be hard being away from your friends and family at the holidays. Thank you so much for keeping us …
Holiday Wishes for the Troops
Wishing you and your families a Happy Holiday Season.
I wish I could thank each and every one of you for the sacrifices you make each and every day. …
Happy Holidays and God Bless You
Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.
To just say “Thank you” doesn’t seem like it’s enough for your dedication and sacrifice …
Happy Holidays to the Troops!
THANK YOU for putting your life on the line for all of us at home!
I can't imagine what you must go through each and every day...I …
HAPPY 4th of July
Well, today is the day we celebrate our independence. We could not do that without you!
You are what makes America great, your courage and pride! We …
Happy Mother's Day
As a prior service military mom, I want to say thank you to all deployed mothers.
Yours and your child's sacrifice is greatly appreciated!
Happy New Year to All Our Troops
Thank you for your dedication and willingness to serve our country at home and abroad.
May the next year be filled with good health, happiness …
To Any/Every Soldier: Merry Christmas!
To any and every soldier, sailor, airman, marine, and guardsman: Merry Christmas!
Please accept the gratitude of a stateside mother of several healthy, …
Happy Valentines Day to Our Troops!
Wishing a Happy Valentine's Day to our troops . . .
I would like to thank each of you for doing this country a great favor. Though …
You Are The Best & Bravest!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all US troops abroad! You are the best and bravest in the world - by far!
No other solders in the word show your …
A Father's Love at Christmas
What do you do when you're a senior Navy Admiral directing the war effort against a city in which your own son is held as a prisoner of war?
Most Americans …
Thank You is Not Enough!
To all who serve in far away places and here as well, I thank you for giving us the chance to live in a free society.
I think of you every day and …
Merry Christmas and Thank You
I just wanted to say how much I appreciate everything that all of you do!
I am so sorry if you are away from your families this …
A reader writes:
My thoughts travel to you, soldiers so far away and near, protecting our country and values.
As I prepare for the upcoming holidays …
Thank You for the Gift of Freedom
We would like to thank all of you for the gift of freedom that you fight to give us.
You are in our prayers during this holiday …
Happy Holidays & All My Love!
Thank you all so much for your time, dedication, and service for our country. Please know that you always have our support and love. …
Although I know being on foreign soil makes it hard to have a really Merry Christmas, I hope you can make the most of it.
Fondest Christmas Memories
Christmas memories are fondest at Granny's home.
She always made sure that everyone had a Santa Clause sack, with their name on each one. Each sack …
Have a Blessed Christmas
Bless you all for your sacrifice!
Please know that many are ever so thankful for what you are doing.
We hope you have a faith that will sustain …
Happy Fourth of July
Happy Fourth of July!! Thank you to all our Military and their families.
Thank you all so much for all you do. You are the reason our …
Happy Holidays and
The Eckardts write:
We, the Eckardt family, wish all of our soldiers overseas a very Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays :D
We hope you all find …
From a grateful nation, we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! Please know that you are in our prayers.
We know you are sacrificing so …
At my age you tend to appreciate things more. But all my life I have loved and appreciated what you guys do for us.
My father was a …
Happy Holidays to Our Troops
Happy Holidays to our troops!
We hope that you have a safe Holiday and return to your families soon.
Thank you so much for serving our country! I'm so grateful for you!
I'm sorry that you're not home with your families, but it takes …
We are so Grateful for You
Mom of 4 in Kansas wants to let you all know we think of you every day.
We are so grateful for your service and sacrifices. We know you and your families …
christmas in iraq
The hot sand is blowing
the sky inky black
Not much like Christmas
for the soldier in Iraq
The temperature's over 100 degrees
Sweat runs down …
by Michael Marks
©Copyright November 2005
"There's no such thing as Santa," jeered the group of older boys
"there isn't any reindeer, any elves …
Christmas in Iraq
"Christmas in Iraq"
'Twas the night before Christmas in an Iraqi town;
And our brave U.S. forces had all just hunkered down.
Not a Humvee was moving, …
'Twas the Week After Christmas
Twas the week after Christmas, and all through the house,
Every creature was hurting--even the mouse.
The toys were all broken, their batteries dead. …
President's Holiday Message
On behalf of a grateful Nation, Laura and I send our best wishes for the holidays.
In this season of giving, we remember our duty to others, and …
The Greatest Generation
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all who serve.
We are proud of you, and thank you for the protection you give us all, defending freedom and …
Sailor's Night Before Christmas
'Twas the night before Christmas, the ship was out steaming,
Sailors stood watch while others were dreaming.
They lived in a crowd with racks tight …
Naval Air Christmas
'Twas the night before Christmas, And out on the ramp,
Not an airplane was stirring, Not even a Champ.
The aircraft were fastened, To tiedowns with care, …
God Speed Warriors
I am a Viet Marine vet, a retired cop. I live in Arizona and I have a wife and two sons in their twenties.
The sacrifice you are making for this Country …
Warm Christmas Thoughts ---
Warm thoughts coming your way now and at this special time of year. You are always in my thoughts and prayers for your safety and a big thank you for …
A Midnight Clear
It came upon a midnight clear,
That glorious song of old,
As our soldiers protect the earth,
Weapons are what they hold:
Peace on the earth, and …
Thank you so much for all you do
My husband served in the Air Force for 18 years and we have always been proud to be a part of the U.S. Military. I know that what you do isn't always …
A Special Message to all
Merry Christmas to all yuse guyz and gals all over the world, and to my son in the USAF stationed in Korea!
Monte, thank you for your service …
Soldier's Night Before Christmas
'Twas the night before Christmas, he lived all alone,
in a one-bedroom house made of plaster and stone.
I had come down the chimney with presents to …
A Different Christmas Poem
"A Soldier's Christmas"
copyright Michael Marks
The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and …
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