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Giving Thanks: A Tribute

November 26, 2009

Giving Thanks: A Tribute

We live in a world created for us by those who have gone before us. We have the most wonderful armed forces in the world doing their work heroically overseas. Freedom is not free, and securing it, is not a sport. You are either paying for freedoms with sacrifice and service, or you are free because someone else has paid the price for you. We are living off the honor of the men and women who serve to protect us and the ultimate sacrifice they have given is beyond any words.

There are millions of warriors whose names have yet to be honored while ‘others’ try to steal the glory for their own. While soldiers swear to protect and defend the Constitution with their lives; Politicians swear to protect and defend the Constitution with someone else’s life. It just seems that those who call themselves a “patriot” is pretty easy these days, as long as the blood they’re shedding isn’t their own.

On this Thanksgiving Day, I would like to thank all the soldiers for defending our country and I pray for your safe return home. Words can not express the gratitude I feel for our heroes like Lance Corporal Brandon Lara and all those who serve this great nation. You gave yourself to protect me, our children and our families. We would not be the country we are without heroes; the special men and women who have lost their lives for our freedom. God Bless you. May your soul forever rest in peace.

Lance Corporal Brandon Lara lost his life in the line of duty while serving his country in Iraq. Lara was flown into the Randolph Air Force Base where he was escorted off base, through Universal City, Schertz and to New Braunfels. This is only seven minutes of a one-hour video.

Welcoming Home a Hero – Fallen Marine LCpl Brandon Lara.

This video was first introduced to me by Tara Rogers. (Twitter username = @tararrogers)

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