Monday, May 24, 2004

American Soldiers

                                                         

Picture from Hometown

 They are our sons and daughters.  Our brothers and sisters.

                                     Picture from Hometown

                                      Our husbands.  Our wives.                                        

 Picture from Hometown

 They are our friends.  Our neighbors.   Picture from Hometown

Our colleagues.  Our classmates.   Picture from Hometown

Far from home.  On weekends and holidays.  In the middle of the night. Missing their families and friends.  Away from home on their wife's birthday.  Their father's retirement party.  Their best friend's wedding.  Their sister's prom.  Their parents anniversary.  Their Family Reunion. Their brother's High School Graduation.  The birth of their baby.

They are American Soldiers.  Away from home.  Accomplishing what the rest of us cannot do.  Doing what needs to be done.  Let's praise them and thank them.  Support them and pray for them.  For their families.  For America.

 

A special thank you to the reporters who stop to photograph our American Soldiers doing the things that remind us who they really are. All the things that make our soldiers so special to begin with.

10 comments:

readmereadyou said...

Our soldiers are our heros. God bless and keep them safe and bring them home fast!

redhdka said...

Not a day has gone by in over a year that I have not thought and prayed for these people! Wonderful entry Lisa!

onestrangecat said...

thanks for sharing these photos.  they help to remember that soldiers are just human like the rest of us.

kathy

somenuttychic said...

What a lovely entry. I almost started to cry. The photos are very moving.

lucylouladybug said...

Lovely entry.  The pictures are priceless.

Love, Penny

krobbie67 said...

This is a beautiful entry and a great reminder of the humanity of the men and women who are fighting now. And, perfect timing for this coming weekend.
Thanks! :-) ---Robbie

redhdka said...

OH MY GOODNESS WHY DIDN'T YOU SAY SOMETHING? HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR LISA HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

viviansullinwank said...

Happy Birthday {{{{{Lisa}}}}}. I had planned to post a birthday entry to you today. This morning (and since last night) there were MAJOR issues with journals and HTML. I didn't want it to look like a mess :(    It's still not what I wanted to do for you but I did finally get it up.

Vivian
http://journals.aol.com/viviansullinwank/ThisOneIsJustForBirthdays/entries/539

deabvt said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
V

sonensmilinmon said...

What a WONDERFUL entry.  With all that has been in the news, it's nice to be reminded we have some good people there.  Some of my son's best friends (who became my sons through my son) are there now there.  I pray for them and all the others daily.  Powerful pictures, wonderful words.  Thank you from a mom of sons in the military.

Monica