(4-17-07) Well, I'm finally getting my blog updated after such a long time. I'm sorry about the wait. As most of you know, either do to my mom or dad's blog, I wrote a letter to a U.S. solider. If you haven't read it, here it is for the whole world to know.
"Dear U.S. Soldier,
My name is ______, and I would like to thank you for all that you have done for our country. I know what your family is going through with you half way around the world, only able to talk to them every few days, sometimes longer. My dad is with the 45th infantry and the 180th infantry from Oregon. This is his second tour to Afghanistan. I really appreciated everything you are doing to help keep this great nation free.
I hope you and your comrades are kept safe. Our prayers are with you and the rest of the troops. I deeply cherish the sacrifice you make on a daily basis to be away from your family, friends, home, and country. I know it's hard, but you seem to always keep strong and never give up. This country may have some people who don't appreciate what you are doing, but know that everything you do is for a good cause. To keep America the land of the free and the home of the brave.
when you troops come home, you help make it the home of the brave. I don't go to at night without praying for you and the others serving with you. I can't wait till you and your comrades can come home to your families! It will be such a joyous reunion.
So, with that said, I thank you again for everything you have done in order to keep this great nation free. You of all people know that freedom is never free. I hope God keeps you safe throughout the rest of your deployment.
God bless you, your comrades, families and everyone else serving to endure and protect freedom.
(6th hour keyboarding)"
So, I've read lots of things and comments saying how well I write. I don't try to write well, and I don't really think about it, I just put my thoughts that I tend to keep all to myself on paper. That is how I feel about the United States troops that are defending or have defend and are in future times, going to defend freedom, liberty, justice, & the pursuit of happiness.
I offer all sincere thanks to everyone who supports the troops and most importantly, the troops themselves. If your against the war in the middle east, and you carry around your protest signs, saying that it's wrong and that we should have them stay home, who do you think is providing the freedom of speech that you have to carry that sign?
How much do you value your freedom? Would you bite your master's hand if he gives you the best things that he can offer? I would hope not.
They are defending our country, our freedom, our homes, our families, our jobs, our schools, our friends, our coworkers, everyone. Even those who do not support them. They are doing this to ensure that you have rights that a human deserves!
As you read this, I want you to think about the last time you went up to one of our solider boys and shook his hand, looked him in the eye, and said, "Thank you". When was that? Maybe you haven't ever said thank you to a member of the United States military? I know that it makes them so happy when people do that, random strangers walking the streets will come up to them and even do that. They don't care who! I want to do that for them if you could.
Thank you. I am very proud of our military. I hope you are too. Here are the lyrics to one of my favorite songs, "American Solider" By Toby Keith.
I'm just trying to be a father,
Raise a daughter and a son,
Be a lover to their mother,
Everything to everyone.
Up and at 'em bright and early,
I'm all business in my suit,
Yeah,I'm dressed up for success,
from my head down to my boots.
I don't do it for money
there's bills that I can't pay.
I don't do it for the glory,
I just do it anyway.
Providing for our future's my responsibility,
Yeah I'm real good under pressure,
being all that I can be.
And I can't call in sick on Mondays
when the weekends been too strong,
I just work straight through the holidays,
And sometimes all night long.
You can bet that I stand ready
when the wolf growls at the door,
Hey, I'm solid, hey I'm steady,
hey I'm true down to the core.
And I will always do my duty,
no matter what the price,
I've counted up the cost,
I know the sacrifice.
Oh, and I don't want to die for you,
But if dyin's asked of me,
I'll bear that cross with honor,
'Cause freedom don't come free.
I'm an American soldier, an American,
Beside my brothers and my sisters
I will proudly take a stand,
When liberty's in jeopardy
I will always do what's right,
I'm out here on the front lines,
So you can sleep in peace tonight.
American soldier, I'm an American,
Till next time,
God Bless America.