During this Christmas Day and this Holiday Season, while we are warm and safe at home with good cheer, food, friends and family, let us not forget those who are spending their Christmas Season away from home. Away from family...Staff Sgt. Raymond Golden of Charleston, S.C. and headed to Afghanistan sits near a Christmas tree above the atrium at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, one day before the Thanksgiving holiday in Atlanta, Georgia, November 21, 2007. REUTERS/Tami Chappell....so that we may be with ours. So that our country may stay safe. So that the world may know peace and justice.
And let us not forget those we have lost along the way, in the fight to keep us safe and free...
Let us remember and express gratitude to those who will never again embrace their families and friends in this life, but in the next one...
An ornament is covered with fresh snow in Section 60, where the majority of those killed in Iraq are buried, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
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Flowers adorn the grave of Army specialist Ross Andrew McGinnis, in Arlington National Cemetery. McGinnis was killed Dec. 4, 2006, after throwing himself on a grenade which had been tossed into his vehicle. For his actions, which saved the lives of four infantrymen, McGinnis was awarded the Silver Star. McGinnis has also been nominated for the Medal of Honor.
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And on that somber note....
Merry Christmas Everyone!
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