15 December 2013

Do You Know What Today Is?...

On 15 December 2011...
After 9 years of war...
The end of the Iraq War...
4,500 U.S. Service Members killed in action and approximately 30,000 wounded...

Always remember and never forget their sacrifice (or their families)

We begin this third week of Advent asking to feel the joy
that comes from knowing our Lord's coming to us is near. 

In these precious days ahead, we are praying, longing, hoping
in the background of our everyday lives.

His mission is for each of us who ask, “What must we do?”
He tells us to give away our coats, our security.
He asks that we not bully people but be content with our lives.

(Source HERE)

For Richard, Mike, Tania, Aaron, Joshua, Gunny, Cornelis, John 
and all those who serve and sacrifice daily...

Faraway from home and loved ones but always in our heart...

"For the Earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea." 

(Habakkuk 2:14 ~21st Century King James Version -KJ21-)


  1. Prayers. Always prayers.

    Praying for you and your loved ones in this Holy Season, Noelle.

    May God bless you and yours always.

    1. Prayers are always welcomed Victor!
      All the best,

  2. Wonderful tribute and photography ~ thanks, carol, xxx

    Wishing you a wonder filled week ~ ^_^

    1. Thanks Carole and best wishes to you as well,

  3. So it's truly over.

    1. Sadly there is always another conflict Merle...
      Hugs to Angus (Mac went to the beach today...Very windy,he practically got blown away but had to show off to the gulls!)

  4. Replies
    1. Thank you Sheila and best wishes for the Holidays!

  5. Glad you are highlighting this. After 3 decades of civil war and four years after it finished, lots of people here have forgotton that 30,000 people died on both sides, over a million people left our country never to return and there are still thousands displaced. It is good to remind people of the sacrifice that everyone has made.

    1. Such sorrow Mystica, how quickly we forget!
      There is a little place in Ypres (Belgium) where EVERY NIGHT we remember and salute those who gave their lives in the trenches...I think it all depends on where and how you are raised...A country once occupied by enemy forces never forgets the scars but civil war is the worse!
      God bless Dear, I can well imagine how much your miss your family..


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