Today being Monday I thought I’d renew a tradition I had started a few years ago. As most of you on Twitter knows on Monday we pay special tribute to our men and women serving our country in various branches of our Military. I received an email yesterday that rekindled my desire for another tribute to our troops. It spoke volumes of how as we as a society have digressed. I ask each of you that reads the names of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice; that you remember them and their families in your thoughts and prayers…The email:
GOD BLESS AMERICA With regret…
Whitney Houston 48, a star who may have died of a drug overdose
Charlie Sheen is 45 and his story is all over the news because he is a substance abuser, an adulterer, seually promiscuous and obnoxious.
Lindsay Lohan is 24 and her story is all over the news because she is a celebrity drug addict and thief.
Something as frivolous as Kim Kardashian’s stupid wedding [and short-lived marriage] was shoved down our throats, while……..
Justin Allen 23
Brett Linley 29
Matthew Weikert 29
Justus Bartett 27
Dave Santos 21
Jesse Reed 26
Matthew Johnson 21
Zachary Fisher 24
Brandon King 23
Christopher Goeke 23
and Sheldon Tate 27…
Are all Marines that gave their lives last month for you. There is no media for them; not even a mention of their name.
So today as we begin our work week and life continues to challenge us in every way possible…take time out to say thank you to a soldier..a veteran…For we owe each and every one of them so much more than we can ever repay…
#SOT ..Supporting Our Troops…it’s the American tradition…
MilitaryMonday is a popular trend on the social site Twitter. Starting this week A Patriotic Nurse plans to devote each Monday with a tribute to our servicemen and their families, showcasing the sacrifices they give for us to continue to live in the land of the free.
I was recently in downtown Louisville, it was a bright sunny warm July day, people were scurring about going about their lives in this hectic pace we call life. I started noticing several men in uniform from various branches of the armed forces. Many were focused upon their mission to accomplish what ever task it was before them. As I was crossing the street to meet my appointment, my eyes met with this very proud stoic soldier, dressed in fatiques with his beret proudly adorned. He looked into my eyes and I was so elated that finally one of them had made eye contact with me, so I smiled and squeezed his arm and was able to finally say, “thank you for all you all are doing for us!” He flashed a big smile and without losing his stoic stance and replied, “Thank you mam!” For me that will forever remain a fond memory.
We should always take the time to let them know how much we appreciate the service and sacrifice that they have so bravely and unselfishly given to us. But we must not forget the ones who are left behind, the wives and mothers who are often left to raise a family on their own while constantly worrying about their spouse off in a foreign land. So for this first post to support #MilitaryMonday, I dedicate it to you, the wife, the mother, the father as it is in some cases who remain behind and are often forgotten. I want to say thank you for the sacrifices that you have made while your brave loved one is off fighting for this country to remain free! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU ARE DOING”