Friday, May 09, 2008

The Gratitude Campaign

Have you ever seen a soldier walking by and you wanted to say something but you couldn't come up with words that seemed adequate or right? I feel that every time I see a soldier... especially when I see them in aiports in their uniforms and I know they are coming and going for US. It doesn't matter what your politics are these men and women are truly amazing and I always wish I knew what to do. I just love the gratitude campaign.

Thanks for sharing Laurie! :0) Angel


Anonymous said...

That is so neat! My husband was (once a Marine, always a Marine) a Marine and my brother is currently serving as a Marine. My brother is coming home for leave after a deployment in June. (Haven't seen him in 8 months) Thank you for putting this out there. I was with my brother a few years back after boot camp graduation in the airport and it made me cry to have the people come up and just say, thank you for your service! They won't bite and they really appreciate it!!! That ment ALOT to him and he hadn't done anything with the Marines yet except Boot camp! Thank you to our service men and women who serve our great country so well! Thanks Angel!--Jenn Houston (Mayes)

Brandi said...

I think so too. My parents are so cool b/c WHENEVER they are out, if they see a soldier, police officers, anything at a restaurant, they immediately ask the waiter for their checks. You can tell it makes them feel special and I always love being there! Our local ChickFilA automatically gives them all free food too. . I know b/c I was trying to imitate my parents and to no avail since they didn't pay anyways!


Paul and DeeDee said...

Hey I finally got around to blogging about Dangerous Surrender. Let me know what ya think!

JMR said...

Thank you for posting this, Angel! My husband returned to Iraq at Christmastime to finish his 15 month tour, and it was so touching to see how many people went out of their way to thank him and us. It's a wonderful thing for our children to see, that people appreciate what their Daddy is doing for all of us. Of course, I cried my eyes out every time - because I'm sappy like that!

Holly said...

Angel, that just made me cry. As a military wife, living in a military town, I have not only been through the overseas deployment, praying that he comes home safely, I have witnessed a close friend almost lose her husband to an IED attack in Iraq. Like you said, it isn't about politics, it is about appreciation. I have a dear friend who married and said goodbye to her husband for 10 months only a month after their wedding. She is pregnant and he is missing the entire pregnancy. Military families sacrifice so much, it means SO Much to us to know that the public supports our spouses.
Thank you for sharing this.
Love in Christ,
Holly at
(whose hubby is scheduled to deploy for 9 months in 2009)