Skip to comments.NEED WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT
Posted on 07/03/2008 7:09:36 AM PDT by GrandmaC
My Nephew-in-law is in his 3 tour in Iraq. He leads a squad of 22 soldiers who are not near any military base. Our family sends out monthly care packages to him and his men. Last week they lost 3 who were temporarily attached to them for a special mission. With all the bad press out there I would like to send in my next care package "words of praise and encouragement" for these guys. Can you take a minute and write a note to them. I will print out each note separately (that is appropriate) and include it in my care package this month.
I have a cousin over there on his third tour as well. God Bless you all! Protecting our freedoms is more than any of us can ask from all those brave men and women.
Don’t think words can express my graditude.
To your N-I-L and his squad...
Thank you for your service to our country.
Thank you for helping to keep the U.S. free.
Thank you for helping to free the Iraqi people.
Come home safe.
To all the brave men and women serving our country.
Thank you for your courage and dedication.
You are what America is all about.
Maybe you dont hear alot of positive feedback from back home, but we are here.
Waiting for you.
Rooting for you.
Praying for you.
Many communities have tents and barrels set up for donations at their 4th of July celebrations. The public outpouring is amazing. Recently there was even a radio thon for donations. We have not forgotten you. For without you - We wouldnt be us.
THANK YOU and GOD BLESS!!!
Do you have a ping list?
Thank you for this thread GrandmaC.
To GrandmaC’s nephew and the soldiers with him,
Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you as you go about your job each day.
Please accept my deepest thanks and respect for the mission you are accomplishing and the lives you are protecting here and in Iraq.
My husband is in the Army and has been to Iraq once already and may be called again soon for another tour. So know that I understand the pain of separation and the joy of reunion. In this light, my prayers and thoughts are with your families also.
I can’t imaging what you go through each day or how you must feel being there. I will pray for each of you especially after the recent loss. My prayers are with those families also.
May God bless and keep you safe so you may return home quickly to the people who miss you most.
You’re welcome. If anyone can reach people, those four can. :-)
Thank you so much
Thank you so much
God bless our guys. We don’t know you but we love you and appreciate what you are doing. This Mom and her kids are VERY proud of you!!!
I also have a friend in Afghanistan who leads these young men, and he has lost some guys recently. A friend and I send him care packages to share with the other soldiers.
Your nephew, and all these heros in Iraq and Afghanistan, have my prayers and gratitude.
I want all of our heros to know that, although the news media here in the U.S. seems to emphasize the bad news and anti war sentiment here, the majority of Americans here on the homefront appreciate and support you, and your mission. We pray for you all daily.
Because of your sacrifices many people can enjoy freedom, and we will NEVER forget you. Thank you all so much.
It is totally appropriate to acknowledge our servicemen and women on the July 4Th weekend; the declaration from tranny never ends. Thank you for this thread GrandmaC and opportunity. God Bless you and your nephew and his mates. We are grateful.
We have all suffered a great loss. But the families and loved ones of those who died bear the greatest burden of grief, and they are foremost in our thoughts. Our Servicemen and women achieve remarkable things under the most arduous and dangerous conditions sometimes, alas, at personal sacrifice. Their bravery is well known and rightly admired. But we must never forget what their loved ones have to endure: the worry and uncertainty they must live with while continuing to run homes and families and as in this case the terrible loss. Theirs is a courage of the most profound kind.
This country owes not just the honored dead but also those whom they have left behind an enormous debt of gratitude.
My pleasure. God bless.