We had finished eating our Thanksgiving dinner and I was checking emails, one of which was from Jeff Madison from Iraq. I’d written about him in the past and his work in doing economic development in that country, something that I greatly applaud and appreciate. In Jeff’s email today he told of the Thanksgiving message from a group called The Yellow Ribbon Girls. Here is their message today to our troops.
The Yellow Ribbon Girls and our ever faithful circle of supporters would like to say:
WE ARE GRATEFUL (not happy) this THANKSGIVING SEASON
We are GRATEFUL for you, your unit and those serving around and we know you are doing your best to project us and our freedoms.
We not NOT HAPPY that you are away from your loved ones but we know all around the United States families will come together today and continue to pray for your safety in your job and you safe return to us.
We are GRATEFUL to be born in the Land of the FREE and the Home of the BRAVE. There are so many with so little. We are blessed to be Americans!
We are NOT HAPPY that due the the strength and power of our nation we are often called on to project smaller weaker nations around the globe.
We are GRATEFUL for the Internet and the access to email by so many of you so that we can learn more about your needs and do all we can to help you through this deployment.
We are NOT HAPPY with the press and how they portray the troops and your actions. They never seem to be able to broadcast the good things you are doing and the progress that is being made.
We are GRATEFUL that every day you are there brings you one day closer to being back with your loved ones here in the states.
We are NOT HAPPY with the long deployments which are so hard on you and your families.
We are GRATEFUL for our military PAST and PRESENT. Without you we would be nothing. AGAIN we thank you for your service to our GREAT country and and we are HAPPY to support you with all that we can.
We have been blessed, with a lot of help, to be able to ship over 11,000 care packages to deployed around the world. You and your needs are always in the minds of many in our little part of the world.
We THANK YOU!
We are THANKFUL for you!
We are GRATEFUL to you!
Bonnie ,Vicki and Patti
724-752-3314 or 724-971-1236
Stay Safe! Stay Strong!
I believe! Support our troops
I hope that all of your are having a Grateful Thanksgiving.