The holiday season is so important to us all.
Last Christmas was an unusual one for me, because I spent it in Afghanistan. It was difficult because men that I loved were wounded and/or died from just before Thanksgiving. Those events have forever changed my appreciation for what this time of year is all about. I will forever be indebted to these men. They sacrificed there limbs, their health, and for two of them, their lives for our freedom. I miss them....
It isn't over yet.
There are still thousands of our military personnel in Afghanistan. I know from experience that this season is not easy for them. The joy that we all experience from being around family for the holidays is not easy to replace. Despite it all they will continue with the mission and enjoy the company of their brothers in arms.
So what can we do?
We must continue to support the troops. Just because the media has forgotten about the war doesn't mean we have to. Send a post card, a care package or a donation. They would really appreciate it.