This is the time of the year when much thought is given to family gatherings, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Holidays. For some mother’s it is a time of memories, a time when the mind recalls the past, the warmth and memories of all the family coming home to be gathered around the table for an annual Thanksgiving feast.
For other moms it is a painful memory as they see an empty chair once occupied by a little boy, his laughs, and his smile will never be forgotten. Today he is a memory, she will never see her son again and she will never forget the flag draped across his coffin, the honor guard and the sound of taps. On this Thanksgiving remember them and their shared sacrifice.
As your family gathers together for Thanksgiving take a moment to reflect on others. Please give thanks and remember those brave men and women serving our nation in foreign lands. Give thanks for their families, and pray that next year their empty chair will once again be occupied not by a memory but with a smiling and hungry son or daughter.
We have much to be thankful for as a nation, we are blessed to be living in the United States of America. We are a nation of plenty, we are a nation of freedom, and we are a nation that owes those that sacrifice for our nation a large debt of gratitude
Many people are now working on their mailing list for greeting cards and will add one more address this year. One more card, it may not be much but it can carry a special message to a special person.
Will you consider adding one more card to your list? Maybe you can include a special note; it will only take a minute of your time, if you can please send it to:
Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 456
Capitol Heights, MD
Being away from home can be difficult and challenging for a soldier letting them feel forgotten is inexcusable. This address is provided through the Red Cross and all letters must be postmarked by December 10, 2010.