Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Holiday Wishes to Our Service Men and Women
This photo shows my youngest son near a checkpoint at Bagram Air Strip, now Bagram Air Force Base, in Afghanistan. Taken on December 3, 2003, the photo brings to mind that 2003 was one of only a handful of times in his entire life that he has not spent Christmas Day with his family. Unlike so many others who served in wars, declared and undeclared, throughout the history of this country, my son made it home safely. And I am truly thankful for that. During this Holiday Season, my heart goes out to all of our service men and women, and to their families, who will be spending Christmas Day apart. Merry Christmas, and thank you for what you do.