Thursday, January 10, 2008

Gratitude Campaign

This short film is a heartwarming reminder of a simple way to show the members of our military that we are thankful for their service and sacrifices.

Nine more of our servicemen died in Iraq fighting this week. The Iraq war is unpopular--dying usually is. But thank God we have young people of such quality and courage who are willing to stand in the breach on our behalf. It is because of them that we continue to enjoy the good life we have in the U.S.A. It is because of their bravery that we sleep soundly and live freely, as they keep watch, and guard us with their lives, on the other side of the world.

The war against the Islamic radicalism can not be wished away, as much as all of us would like that. The next president may well pull the troops home, but the war won't end simply because s/he says so. Our military men and women will face another fight on another day if we are to live in freedom.

Remember to be grateful for our troops. We can never repay them. But whenever we see them, we can say "thank you."