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9 "Let's Give Thanks To Our Soldiers"

Updated on February 14, 2013

Can't say enough.

Now that the "Holidays" are over.

We have to remember to continue to be thankful for what we have in this country as Americans. I love our freedoms, as everyone should. Sorry, but I just can’t seem to say enough.

Let’s give thanks, even now that the "Holidays" are over, for everything we have. But, let’s not let it stop there. It’s time that we give thanks every day of our lives for the freedoms that we have and the way of life our Fore Fathers paved for us to live free and what they gave us. Everyone seems to forget that when these men sat down to sign the Declaration of Independence, they were risking their lives. There was a price on their heads at that time. They weren't free yet. Also for the men and women who have fought and died to keep these freedoms. They have fought several wars in order to keep these freedoms. Let's make sure we keep what they fought for and not let have been in vain.

The first leaders of this country cleared the paths for the way we live today and the soldiers that have fought and died to make sure we stay as free as we are today. Let’s don’t let anyone come in and put our freedoms at risk.

We just need to continue being thankful every day for what we have and make sure we don’t lose them. Also, let us not take our freedoms for granted.

Just in case you haven’t noticed, I am a real strong believer in our freedoms. I lost a lot of friends in the Viet Nam war and they weren’t even fighting for our freedoms. They died for something all together different, but they still gave their lives for this country.


Please feel free to comment and/or click on feedbacks so that I have an idea of how I am doing.


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      Jane Holmes 5 years ago

      A great hub! We all need to remind ourselves to remember our soldiers and always be thankful for what that have done for us. If it weren't for our military and the patriotism we have in this country, it would be a very different story. We have the freedom that we due because of our dedicated soldiers, beginning back with out founding fathers.

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      Tonette Fornillos 5 years ago from The City of Generals

      Hi Greg,

      I'm not American but I deeply feel for American soldiers who risk lives for the good of the world. Though not all your people find this something of a great value, the world pays tribute to those men who have fought for freedom for humanity. You have a wonderful heart to give so much honor to your soldiers. I too, would like to thank them for such love and valor. Blessings to you Greg!

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      Greg Schweizer 5 years ago from Corona, California.

      Hi Shay, Thank you. I feel that is something that a lot of people just don't understand. Almost everybody has pride in their country and no one should put anyone down for feeling that pride. Greg

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      shay beaulin 5 years ago from North East England

      I share your pride in those who have established and maintained our freedom. I try to give back a little by doing the small things I do within my community. It will never be enough but it is given sincerely. Kind regards to you for expressing your pride and thankfullness. We are from different continents but share many common factors. Good luck with your writing.

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      Greg Schweizer 5 years ago from Corona, California.

      Hi Angie, Thank you for the follow, comment and support. Greg

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      angie ashbourne 5 years ago

      Hi! gregas I enjoyed reading your story. Awesome Hub! God Bless Angie

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      Greg Schweizer 6 years ago from Corona, California.

      Hi PHD, Thank you for the visit and comment. I still don't like to watch movies on the wars in Viet Nam. I am better about WWII movies though. I now have an interest in them. Greg

      Hi KDee, Thank you for the visit, comment and support. Greg

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      KDee411 6 years ago from Bay Area, California

      Aman you said it all. We need to keep praying for sure.


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      Theresa Ast 6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Hi Greg- I cannot imagine the difficulties it presents for soldiers to watch war films. I was a teenager living on Travis AFB, CA while my father's involvement in Viet Nam was as a load-master. They often made pallet drops from very low altitude without ever landing.

      With our similar interests, we will have to explore each other's World War II Hubs. Hope you have a Happy New Year.

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      Greg Schweizer 6 years ago from Corona, California.

      Hi PHD, Thank you for the follow, the visit and the comment. I used to hate war movies because I always got the weird feeling I was there. I was in the Air Force during Viet Nam, but never in Viet Nam. Since I have retired and I had the oppertunity to visit Germany a few years ago, I have had a real interest in WW2 in Europe. You can see that in some of my other hubs if you read them. Again, thank you. Greg

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      Theresa Ast 6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Good Hub. We can never be reminded too often to be thankful Thankful for for our country and our freedoms, thankful for friends and family, and thankful to those who ensure our safety and the safety of our country.

      Our policemen, our firemen, and especially our soldiers - those serving now and our veterans. My father spent twenty years in the Air Force, I was in my teens when we were in Viet Nam, and my research focus as a historian is World War II, so these concerns are close to my heart. Thank you for reminding us to be thankful.

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      Greg Schweizer 6 years ago from Corona, California.

      Hi Sunnie, Thank you for the visit and time to comment. We should all be very thankful for/to our soldiers and don't forget our vets. They're the ones that make it possible to lay our heads down in comfort at night and wake up to a new day every day. We have the great country we have because of our past and present fighting men and women. I'll step off my soap-box now. I tend to get carried away. Greg

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      Sunnie Day 6 years ago

      Lovely thoughts..I am so thankful for our military guys and gals and vets..coming from an all military background, one son and two son inlaws in the military..we stand strong in the belief that they should be honored everyday..

      Thank you


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      Bel Marshall 7 years ago from Michigan


      Thank you for this. I come from a long line of Veterans. My grandfather WWII, my dad Vietnam and my husband (sort of ex but not exactly LOL) Iraq.

      It's tough when people don't understand WHY these men did what they did and why it mattered to them. God Bless.

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      JLSB 7 years ago

      There is a lot of truth to this story. What would people do if they couldn't say what they want to on the Hub for instants. If you couldn't call your family and friends when ever you wanted. Does anyone think of our freedoms and where we would be with out them. Well we do need to think about them.