Thursday, November 27, 2008
Thankful For Freedom
This is an "ugly" series but an important one. I wish I knew the story behind this field of flags. One of my students told me about it, saying that a farmer was placing a flag in the ground for every American soldier that is killed in Iraq. Topping 4,000 soldiers killed is unreal. It doesn't seem possible that the war has been occurring this long. Big political movements are coming, people's opinions are strong and mixed and the American people are calling for "change"....all that is fine and is what Freedom of Speech and elections are all about. Today I want to remember to be thankful to those who have already sacrificed their lives to protect me and my country. Thousands of others are sacrificing time away from their families on this Thanksgiving Day so that I can enjoy another safe holiday, removed from war, poverty and danger. Thank you to all of you brave men and women. Thank you to the brave young children who come to understand that Mommy and/or Daddy need to be gone for a while to protect their future. Thank you to all the parents and loved ones of soldiers who worry and care for their families in the soldiers' absence from home. I send good thoughts to all of you reading this posting. Happy Thanksgiving!