Remember Our Troops This Holiday Season


The Holiday Season is upon us once again. Another Christmas with our American troops still deployed in the Middle East. I wonder, will the American people ever see all our  troops home? The 2012 election year was filled with so much hate, divisiveness and political bull-crap; I thought it would never end. Every time I turned on the news it was one of the Presidential Candidates campaigning about the war in the Middle East. Each candidate promising they would be the one to bring all of our troops home by a certain deadline.

Honestly, the troops really are no closer to being home for this Holiday Season or any other in the near future. While the economic situation in our country is abysmal, I am sure our troops would rather be back in their own country during the Christmas Season sharing it with their loved ones. Regardless of our economic crisis. The chance to be with their loved ones would be a dream come true.

I do what I can to say “Thank You” and show appreciation to our troops. My donation to the USO several times a year and other giving opportunities often times feel so insignificant. I wish I could do more for these brave people who serve our country and sacrifice so much for us all. 

We all get caught up in our daily lives and tend to forget we have American troops out there fighting for our freedom and the rights of others in foreign countries. These are special human beings who are willing to sacrifice above and beyond. I often catch myself complaining about small issues and my mind immediately goes to our troops in the Middle East. Gosh, am I really complaining about a small inconvenience? This is when I stop…breathe! I take a moment to realize just how really blessed and fortunate I am in life.

We all need to give thanks and remember our troops this Holiday Season.


9 responses to this post.

  1. Good words not only for the season, but for anytime.


  2. Posted by Ray Graves on December 10, 2012 at 5:00 AM

    How true Kellie!Thank you for a great post!!!


  3. Thank you so much for stopping my blog to read. It seems that our troops are often forgotten and only remembered when something tragic happens to one of them. They are in harms way everyday. Happy Holidays!


  4. I wonder the same thing Kellie…will they ever come home? I make a few small donations to Wounded Warriors. It is important that we all “invest” or be committed to something that supports our Veterans. There are so many wonderful, and relatively simple, organizations that are doing wonderful work. I’m so glad you posted a timely reminder! oxo


    • Love the Wounded Warrior programs. I have applied several times to work for the organization however not interested in relocation at this time in my life. we MUST take care of our Veterans.


  5. thanks for the post. We should always try to remember the troops at Christmas time and through out the year. It’s important not to forget.


  6. Thanks for this great write up. What a great reminder, while we’re spending time with family, of what our troops must go through during the Christmas season.


  7. Thanks for popping in to read the post. It makes your heart hurt doesn’t it to think that they can’t be home with their loved ones. I don’t know what I would do if I was deployed while my papa was ill …GULP! 😦


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