I hope everyone enjoys this beautiful day! We all have so much to be thankful for. We live in a wonderful country where we are free! All around the world there are wars and heartache and it is through the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform that allow us to enjoy living in freedom. We are truly blessed. This Memorial Day, thanks to a generous donation, POW Greenville was able to set up 13 displays around Greenville to honor our men and women who answered the call. I want to thank the following restaurants for partnering with us to honor those who served.
What a Burger
Chick Fil A
The link below will take you an article that claims a shocking number of people do not know what the holocaust is. We must do better to educate the public of the atrocities that occurred.
On this day in 1981 an RC-135 took off from Eielson for Shemya with 24 souls onboard. While attempting to land on The Rock they encountered a rapid decline in weather that resulted in a crash landing. Six men lost their lives. This is the type of plane my Dad fly’s so this community is close to my heart.
December 7, 1941
On this day in history our country was attacked on our own soil. Naval Base Pear Harbor suffered catastrophic losses at the hand of the Japanese.
“Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy , the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. … As Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense. … With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounded determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God.” — President Franklin D. Roosevelt
“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”
He was right!
This year I am thankful my Dad is home. He is active duty and sometimes is gone over holidays. This year keep in mind all the military members who are not with their families and also the families that miss them.
You might be shocked to know we still have 1,602 Americans who are still listed as POW/MIA. 101 from Texas alone. This Christmas give the gift of remembrance. Below is a link to an organization dedicated to the release and return of all POW/MIA’s. On their site you can order a bracelet with the name of a current POW/MIA. By wearing one of these bracelets you help keep the circumstance of these service members relevant as well as helping the efforts of the families.