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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Remembering Our Soldiers at Christmas 2014

Not everyone will be home during the holiday season. Places at the dinner table, seats in a favorite chair, wine or water glasses will remain empty, especially on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Distance, obligation, estrangement, illness, money, various reasons will prevent family members from gathering together. Among those not home are our military men and women serving our country on foreign shores or a veteran without a home which should never be.  

Remember our soldiers
Whether here or far away
Keep them in your hearts
Throughout the night and day

Remember our soldiers
On land, in the air, or at sea
They sacrifice daily
 In the name of liberty

Remember our soldiers
Some won't make it home
Some are in the deserts
Some are all alone 

Remember our soldiers
Homeless on the streets
Feeling abandoned
Their only defeat

Remember our soldiers
Serving the Red, White and Blue
Honor their courage
In everything they do

Remember our soldiers
When one by chance you meet
Extend a hand in gratitude
For each heroic feat

Remember our soldiers
For they remember you
Caring, sharing, preparing
Before bidding adieu

Remember our soldiers
Amid joyousness and laughter
Remember our soldiers 
At Christmas time and thereafter

Sharla Lee Shults

While celebrating during the Christmas season
Always remember those away from home
Keep them in your hearts, cherish them in your soul
A day may come when you find yourself alone