NOTE: This was put together by a friend of mine who served in the Marines. Clicking most pictures will give you a larger version.
I spent a few minutes putting this together at lunch and thought you guys would enjoy it. All pictures are from www.usmc.mil. Enjoy.
How did you spend the summer of 2006?
Did you just relax in the house with the AC on?
Did you get some rest?
Did you exercise as often as you would have liked to?
Did you just sit around?
Did your kids have a sleepover?
Did you sit around and shoot the breeze with friends?
Did you help someone in need?
Did you stand watch in order to help someone else sleep easily?
Did you say goodbye to someone you loved as you sent them on a journey?
Possibly the final journey?
We can never forget that the only reason we can sit here comfortably at home is because someone else has given up that luxury.
We get to enjoy our time with our families because someone else has volunteered to be away from theirs.
Sometimes they don’t get to come home—ever again.
Remember our troops in your prayers every time you pray.
Take a moment to pause and reflect on the lives that have been lost to defend the American flag every time you see it.
Explain to your children that the freedoms we have aren’t a right, they are a gift from our young men and women in the military.
Thank our active duty Marines, Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen when you see them, and remind them that they are appreciated.