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Can You Spare A Minute?

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#1 craig-s-147


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Posted 23 December 2006 - 04:36 PM

Hi all

It's not often i post here but i thought this was appropriate

This is just a wee message to ask you to spare a minute tomorrow to think of the family's who have Fathers, Mothers, Sons, Daughters, Brothers and Sisters who are serving their Country in Iraq and in other parts of the world and can not be here to spend Christmas with there family's.

And also take the time to remember the Servicemen who have fallen in the line of duty in Iraq, Afghanistan and in both world war's.

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Thank you Brethren for your thoughts


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#2 MaraM


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Posted 23 December 2006 - 06:31 PM

It's a beautiful thought, Craig, and if gentle hugs could become wee puffs of air, every person serving and every family missing and/or mourning, would feel a gentle puff a wind on their face and know we all care.

(Our grandchildren's school decided to send 'shoe boxes' filled with wee gifts from the kids plus cards and letters to the people serving so far from home - and I'm still smiling imagining the soldier's faces when they open the Christmas boxes to find toy 'tops' and loved collections of 'Hot Wheel' cars, etc - all chosen by the little ones themselves and while far from 'useful', they were given with love and I suspect that's really all that matters, right?).
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Posted 23 December 2006 - 07:02 PM

Some of us, but a few at times, remember our brothers and sisters serving.

I'll say again. A simple card/letter means a lot to those serving.

Anything else one can do to help out serving Military or their families is appreciated by all.
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Posted 23 December 2006 - 09:14 PM

There was an article in a local paper about writing letters to our Canadian Soldiers serving our country over in Iraq and other such places.
They really enjoy the support and encouragement and bonding with fellow North Americans.
I decided to write a letter to the address that was provided,have not yet had a reply,but do know someone who has.

Like KoanYorel says,a little effort to put a smile on our Servicemen/womens faces is priceless.

If anyone would to write a letter to a Canadian Forces Member overseas,PM me and I will gladly give you the address I have.
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Posted 23 December 2006 - 09:46 PM

Let us remember...

Sometimes I think we forget those
Whose world stop so that they may serve
As close as a television commentator
But yet a world away
Let us never forget when the tv gets turn off for the night
That they must always be diligent and ready to fight
For us, and for our freedoms

May God protect our military while they are away from their families.

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