I would just like to take a moment and ask that you remember our soldiers and their families at this time of year. Having a family member or friend deployed anytime of the year is difficult, but it is even harder throughout the Holidays.
We have to remember that it is not just the soldiers that are affected by these deployments, but their families and loved ones too. Meaning, mothers, fathers, wives, husbands, girlfriends, boyfriends, (all family and friends) and of course most of all the children.
They are hit the hardest, but they are also the proudest.
While my husband was deployed I worked actively with the FRG (Family Readiness Group) we worked very closely with both military personal and the soldier’s families. We all tried to help each other and keep things sailing smoothly on the home front so our soldiers did not have to worry so much about us and they could focus on their job.
There are plenty of ways and places that you can show support of our soldiers. Any local VFW or American Legion, if there is an Armory nearby you can even contact them.
This site has lots of information;
Sometimes a simple acknowledgment or a Thank you is all it takes to let the soldiers and the families know that they are not alone this time of the year and that they are in our thoughts and have our support.
To all of our soldiers and their families, I thank you and will be keeping you all close to my heart through the Holidays