May 27, 2007

I found the following on Soldiers Angels and asked permission to cross-post it all over the place! I am NOT an American, but this one speaks LOUDLY across all political and geographic boundaries. I believe that this one, sent by a K9 handler in Iraq, reminds each of us why we are all in this together. So America, if you do NOTHING else this weekend, rember and give thanks to ALL our troops. (and yes, click on the link to watch the YouTube! This brat says “thank you” to every single one of our brave troops. “Some are living and some are gone. In my life I love them all.”


Quote:: A lot of people look at this weekend as a chance to let loose, party, get together with family and enjoy their time off during the week. Well, that’s what it’s there for; it’s there for you to remember and enjoy your time off in a free country that others have paid for with their lives protecting.

Whatever your political view is currently, put that aside and offer up thanks and prayers for those who have fought and died in keeping this country free and proud. Some were as young as 18 and others as old as 50. What does that mean exactly? One wasn’t even old enough to drink a beer like you are going to this weekend and the other could of been your father.

I know there are a lot of good people that are proud of this country and the military that’s protecting it, but I just want to reflect, that this weekend, be proud and give thanks for the freedoms you have, b/c others gave their lives to protect it.

On a personal note, I will be remembering my friend and co-worker Sgt Adam L. Cann/USMC, Camp Pendleton K-9 (Dogs of War) who was killed in action by a suicide bomber in Ramadi, Iraq on January 5th, 2006. He was only 23. He was the LAST person you would have thought could die over here b/c he was so full of life and energy. He lived the good life, fought the good fight and gave the ultimate sacrifice. We shall never forget him or others like him.

h/t to Kassie for this one.



  1. Terri on May 27th, 2007 4:17 pm

    Great Post! Thanks for sharing Brat. I’ll have a Memorial Day post up tomorrow as well.

  2. CommanderMom on May 27th, 2007 9:51 pm

    Yes,a really nice post Brat! Tomorrow is Memorial Day,yet, I know that in the hearts and souls of those here, we honor and thank them everyday.

  3. brat on May 27th, 2007 10:55 pm

    We absolutely do! Every single one of them, every single day!

  4. CommanderMom on May 28th, 2007 8:55 am

    Yes, brat, and thank you and all~for all that you do!

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