Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

U.S. Army troops celebrate Christmas in 1943 in the South Pacific.

Santa placed a copy of the new Axis & Allies: Pacific 1940 under the tree, and Young General gave the Old Warrior a copy of Scrabble Slam!, I'll say more about both in coming days. The holiday was a good one, full of food, fun and family.

But I wanted to say a small prayer of thanks and remembrance for the soldiers serving far from home this holiday. Especially for American and Coalition troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, but not just them. Over the entire world there are sailors on watch, soldiers on guard duty and airmen dutifully monitoring radar screens today. So it is, has been and always will be.


  1. amen to that. may they all be safe.

  2. Military Type with a conscienceDecember 26, 2009 at 5:22 PM

    And may they resist the temptation to invade other countries to plunder their oil, torture civilians, and desist supporting such regimes in Israel, Iraq, Afghanistan, South America etc...

    oh, sorry, not the white hat view of America that CNN and others would like to portray!

  3. The decision to invade other countries, plunder resources and support odious regimes isn't made by the soldiers, it's made by civilian leaders. The soldiers just pay the price.