Tending Distant FiresThis Dawn Patrol is a request for readers to wish a Merry Christmas / Happy Hanukkah to those deployed away from their families during this holiday season, in unfriendly places.
Far from hearth and home, watching
Cold alone but not alone
On distant shore and only wanting
Safe return and little more
What tales we'll tell
When that time comes
When tales can be told
When things grim
Seem far away
When other fires go cold
Some distant sunset, vision fading
And tired eyes gaze 'pon folded flags
While distant drums beat their refrain
Saluting fallen friends whose names
And youth will never fade
Here's to those on other shores,
for them live well, the price is paid
-- Iraq, Christmas 2004
Please leave them a comment and wish them all a Merry Christmas or a Happy Hanukkah.
Far From Perfect
Fraser in ****
Two Brothers, Two Countries, One Army - Jeremy
Something on the staff (just returned home!)
S4 at War
Bad Dogs and Such
Big Tobacco - (Jewish)
Up Country Iraq (just returned home!)
Notes from Iraq
Wings Over Iraq
Fobbits need ice cream too
Armed and Curious
The Gun Line (site is down :( )
Bill of Castle Argghhh!!!
The Marching Camp
Two Brothers, Two Countries, One Army - John
Embrace The Suck
The Left Captain
Stay in Touch
Conversations in the Desert
Good Morning Afghanistan
I have only listed milblogs I know of that are deployed, if anyone knows one I have missed please leave a link in the comment so others may visit.
For those troops that are reading blogs to get closer to home, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love and miss you.
Here's a message from a Soldier's Angel that says it all.
Tonight as I bow my head in prayer and nod off to sleep under that blanket of freedom while living safely in my sturdy shelter, I will always appreciate the precious gift of freedom you continue to give to me.
~ Shelle Michaels, Soldiers' Angels
Come home soon.
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