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HOOAH! to the men and women of the Army, Happy Birthday.
Making a difference in the world
To the Courageous Men and Women of the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, who have changed the city of Tall' Afar from a ghost town, in which terrorists spread death and destruction, to a secure city flourishing with life.
To the lion-hearts who liberated our city from the grasp of terrorists who were beheading men, women and children in the streets for many months.
To those who spread smiles on the faces of our children, and gave us restored hope, through their personal sacrifice and brave fighting, and gave new life to the city after hopelessness darkened our days, and stole our confidence in our ability to reestablish our city.
...I have met many soldiers of the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment; they are not only courageous men and women, but avenging angels sent by The God Himself to fight the evil of terrorism.
...God bless this brave Regiment; God bless the families who dedicated these brave men and women. From the bottom of our hearts we thank the families. They have given us something we will never forget. To the families of those who have given their holy blood for our land, we all bow to you in reverence and to the souls of your loved ones. Their sacrifice was not in vain. They are not dead, but alive, and their souls hovering around us every second of every minute. They will never be forgotten for giving their precious lives. They have sacrificed that which is most valuable. We see them in the smile of every child, and inevery flower growing in this land. Let America, their families, and the world be proud of their sacrifice for humanity and life.
One event was to provide children in Shajoy District new backpacks and school books Apr. 5. The PRT handed out 94 school bags containing a toy, notebooks, a writing utensil, water bucket, flashlight and coloring book; 60 teacher kits with pencils, pencil sharpener, chalk, notebooks, and teacher lesson books; 30 hygiene kits, 26 bags of flour, 25 bags of rice, 17 containers of cooking oil and 180 student textbooks.
"I’m thankful for you," said Abdul Qayoum, Shajoy district administrator, about the Zabul Provincial Reconstruction Team. "I will make sure these items get to the right people."
During a separate humanitarian assistance drop, Shahr-e-Safa district representatives organized the handout of more than 100 school bags, 180 text books, 40 radios, 35 bags of rice, 25 bags of beans, 25 bags of flour, 60 teacher kits, 18 bottles of oil and 20 hygiene kits,
"Americans are working hard on service projects. From their visits to Ad Dwar they know things even the mayor doesn’t know, but they bring it to me.
“Together we collaborate. We consider them our friends. We go to them with things we can’t do ourselves concerning electricity, water, health. I feel and I know they want to help us, but with the general situation in Iraq, it’s not clear from the citizens (viewpoint). They (Americans) carry guns, but they have feelings, love. I appreciate it.”
“If you ask me I don’t want the Americans to go.”
...The American Soldier's strength and love goes a long way:
So let's teach our children with:
An Army Birthday Greeting From Afghanistan
A toast to those in harms way and to their families awaiting them, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU FOR ALL YOUR SERVICE AND CONGRATULATIONS ON A JOB WELL DONE.
Can we send copies of this post to all those who think we shouldn't be there? Thank you to those special ones who fight and die and protect and serve our great nation because it takes our very best to be American Military Servicemen/women and their families. Happy Birthday Army!!!Posted by kim at June 14, 2008 01:34 PM Hide Comments | Show/Add Comments in Popup Window(1) | (Note: You must refresh main page to view newly posted comments here)