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Friday, March 4, 2016

See a Soldier, Thank a Soldier

How do you thank someone for personal sacrifice? While you are pondering an answer to this question, focus on that someone being in the military. He or she could be a veteran or presently serving our nation at home or overseas. Therefore, the question becomes one of patriotic sacrifice. Thoughts should flow in two directions: the receiving, as well as the giving. For veterans or service members, receiving thanks can elicit a wide range of emotions and varied reactions. The response could be a genuine smile or more humbly, a simple nod. After all, there is no easy, conversational response. There are times, however, when a gesture is most appropriate without having to say a single word.

March 4 is...
National Hug a GI Day


Whether you send a hug, give a hug, or offer a hand in gratitude, there is truly no differentiation in the intent or heartfelt meaning...one is just as important as the other! While today is set aside as a special day of celebration, don't limit this one to just today. Show your appreciation for all who serve/have served in the military...today, tomorrow, everyday to come! After all, theirs is a sacrifice for...

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See a Soldier, Thank a Soldier
(For America through 'n' through)
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See a soldier shake his hand
Letting him know you understand
His fight is a fight for you
 For America through 'n' through
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See a soldier shake her hand
Let her know by her side you stand
 Her fight is a fight for you
 For America through 'n' through
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Think not matter of gender
All have same duty to render
 To defend, to fight for you
For America through 'n' through
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To families left behind
Extend support, the heartfelt kind
'Tis loved ones who fight for you
For America through 'n' through
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See a soldier reach out your hand
Spread "Thank Yous" throughout our land
Let all know your support's true
For America through 'n' through
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 See a soldier, thank a soldier
Each day as you grow older
They defend freedom for you
For America through 'n' through
Today go the extra step beyond the handshake. There is no better gesture of thankfulness and gratitude than that given with a heartfelt hug!