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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 20, 2015

Remembering Our Soldiers at Christmas 2015

It's never too early to be thinking about your loved ones who will not be home during the holiday season. This is especially true of loved ones passed who remain in our hearts and minds, Gone, yet ne'er forgotten! (Click the link for a special post at Awakenings' sister site catnipoflife.) 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, loss of life, 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.

Awakenings pays special tribute to our soldiers whose separation from family & friends is not a vacation, nor cross-country visitation, but one which encompasses deployment overseas, or perhaps stationing away from home here on American soil, in defense of My America, YOUR America, Our America!

[Don't stop here. Keep reading through the special poetry, video & something extra YOU can do!] 

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

Don't think for a moment you will not be in their thoughts so it is most important for you to keep them in your thoughts . . . and prayers!
I'll be Home for Christmas...if only in my dreams!

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

A Little Something Extra YOU can do...

Its not too late to mail Christmas cards, take one card and send it to this address:

A Recovering Soldier,
c/o Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
Mindelsohn Way
B15 2GW

Think how many cards these brave men and women, who have sacrificed so much, would get if everyone you connect with sends just one card!