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Let Us Always Remember Those that Serve

Updated on September 8, 2011

Those behind the scene that make our celebrations possible...

All around the world people are making last minute plans for family get-togethers, reunions, parties, homecomings, presents, well wishes…, with little thought of sons and daughters, fathers, mothers, aunt & uncles, loved ones and friends who are separated from those they love during this season by necessity  insuring our celebrations in comfort and safety.  Oh, their families have prepared for weeks mailing ‘care packages’ around the world to those that sometimes risk life and limb for their homeland’s freedoms and protection.  With no fear from outside sources that would rob and destroy our unsuspecting, youthful innocence many will celebrate here in America totally unaware of our service men and women and their duties to God and country.

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dried beans and/or cornbread...

Some church congregations will make mention of those in military service and even send cards and letters thanking them for their service, and I must say that really helps remembering a few Christmases that I spent time half-way around the world separated from family and friends during my own military experience.  Each card and letter is opened with a renewed anticipation that someone does care and appreciates your service to your country.  Any package I personally received from home or mom meant dried beans and/or cornbread plus peanut butter cookies and notes from family and friends.


many serve in isolated posts...

Many service men and women are in isolated posts or positions separated even from other military personnel for maybe eight or ten hours at a time; in addition to their duties  these times are spent thinking of family and all the things that are going on back home even in their absence.  They know their families are thinking of them and praying for their safe return, but you don’t have to be family to remember their service to OUR country and the sacrifice they make just so you and I can celebrate freely without worry or fear.  Let’s make this Christmas a little different, let’s say a little prayer or ‘thank you’ for sons and daughters, moms and dads, aunts and uncles those we don’t even know by name.  Try it, it will make you feel good inside and feel better as you celebrate this year.

Merry Christmas...

A couple days ago I receive an email with a special video message that really touched my heart.  I’ve included it at the end of this writing and I hope it touches you as it did me.  So may God bless you and yours and here’s hoping you have a most glorious and Christ-centered holiday season.

© SamSonS


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  • samsons1 profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Tennessee

    thank you oceansnsunsets for your nice comments. It's these unsung heroes that make it all possible for the rest of us to enjoy life as we do. Thanks for the visit...

  • oceansnsunsets profile image


    8 years ago from The Midwest, USA

    Thank you for sharing this, Samsons. I appreciate those that give so much for others, and hope that the others realize it once in a while. Great hub.

  • samsons1 profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Tennessee

    thanks Dave for your response and blessings and yes I do...

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    Dave Mathews 

    8 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

    samson1: Thank you and Merry Christmas. God bless you and your family..........Do you know what the very first Christmas gift was? ........I do know.

  • samsons1 profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Tennessee

    *thanks Dame Scribe for your visit and your kindness in remarks.

    *and thank you suziecat7 for you gracious responses.

  • suziecat7 profile image


    8 years ago from Asheville, NC

    It's always important to remember those who serve. Great Hub.

  • Dame Scribe profile image

    Dame Scribe 

    8 years ago from Canada

    I been writing for almost 3 yrs now and they love hearing from me even if I think I write about silly or mundane topics- they disagree. Great article! :)

  • samsons1 profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Tennessee

    *thanks dahoglund for your nice comments.

    *congrats on your first ten - and thank you Angarastone for your visit and your gracious remarks.

    *and it's always nice carolina to have you stop by and comment.

    Merry Christmas and blessings...

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    carolina muscle 

    8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

    It certainly is lonely when one is so far away from family on the Holidays... it can be rough.

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    Don A. Hoglund 

    8 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

    I really don't presently know anyone in the military although I worked with military people for a number of years. Partly an age thing. I know veterans but not active military now.

  • samsons1 profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Tennessee

    *thanks Susan for your encouraging remarks...

    *and thank you Tammy L for your graciousness...

    Merry Christmas

  • Tammy L profile image

    Tammy L 

    8 years ago from Jacksonville, Texas



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