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Thank you to those who serve
By Anita Hales


December 07, 2006
Thursday PM

On this 7th day of December that was called the Day of Infamy when Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese, I wish to thank those who served and who do serve in the U.S. Military.

My own father was in the Battle of the Bulge during WWII. My husband is a Vietnam era vet. My grandfather died as a result of mustard gas in WWI. I have had family serving in every war in which the US has participated since the Revolutionary War that freed us from the tyranny of King George.

I am humbled by those who are willing to put their lives on the line for the freedom of others.

If any soldiers serving in the middle east read this letter, I thank you for your service. You are doing a good thing in attempting to bring freedom and democracy to a part of the world that has never had it.

I laud your efforts.

My prayers and respect go with you.

Anita Hales
Ketchikan, Alaska

Received December 07, 2006 - Published December 07, 2006

About: "Born near Mt. Rushmore. 40+ years Alaskan."




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