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Friday, November 11, 2011

I'm Thankful For...Our Troops

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave." -Elmer Davis

Today is Veterans Day in America and I am thankful for all of our troops past and present.  It's a huge sacrifice to give up your life for your country.  To leave behind friends and family to be a part of something bigger than yourself and something that you believe in is something not maybe of us can say we did.  Because of you, we can feel safe and people in other countries are also benefitting from your sacrifice.


The Bravest Man I Know
by Amanda Whitney

The bravest man I know.
Is a man I've never met.
He's a man who risks his life
To save a friend,
Not only to save a friend,
But to save a nation.
Risking his life
For those he does not know.
Stepping up
Leaving loved ones behind,
So that somewhere,
Someone else won't have to.
He is a man who follows orders
Even though he knows he might die.

The bravest man I know.
Is the man who would rather die,
So one more person could go home
To see his family again.
The man who stares death in the face,
But never blinks.

The bravest man I know.
Is the man who risks his life
So one day the world may be a better place for his children.
Or any man who goes against his biggest fear.
DEATH
Just to save someone he loves.

The bravest man I know.
Is the man who fights
So another man can have the taste of sweet freedom.
Not fighting only for his own benefit,
But for many others all over the world,
Fighting to make this world a better place.

That's the bravest man I know.



Thank you to all the men and women for serving our country and protecting our freedom!





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