HOPE FOR THE FUTURE
Easter is a Christian holiday that, in part, celebrates hope - hope for the future.
The men and women of our military fight to give us hope for the future as well - it is called Freedom. Because we have freedom we have the opportunity to provide a better life for our children and grandchildren. Freedom allows us the ability to become whatever we want to be in life whether it be a doctor, firefighter, or auto body repairman. Freedom gives us the right to choose how our life should be lived.
On April 9, 2003, the United States Armed Forces along with the Multi-National Forces liberated Baghdad from the reign of Saddam Hussein. He reigned with terror. On April 9 we saw on the television the people of Baghdad tearing down the statue of Saddam. It has been a challenging 5 years for the Iraqi people and our Armed Forces. Thru the surge and new strategy of the past year, the people of Iraq have begun to enjoy the freedom that allows them to hope for the future. Hope that their children will never know the terror of the past.
April 9 is a day to celebrate the Liberation of the people of Iraq . In celebrating their freedom, we honor all those who served and laid down their lives to make it happen. We honor those who chose others before self. A special Celebration will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on April 9 including the families of the Iraq and Afghanistan Fallen Heroes laid to rest at Arlington . In addition, we would like everyone across the nation to honk their car horns or ring their church bells at 5:00 pm Eastern Time (2:00 pm Pacific).
Share this message with everyone you know and on April 9, 2008 at 5:00 pm EST let us all celebrate hope and let Freedom Ring throughout our country and our world!
LETTERS FROM THE FRONT
of the Iraq Liberation Day Celebration, we would like to post a series
of Letters from the Front. We ask families with deployed soldiers
to send us letters that share the changes that have taken place in Iraq
and Afghanistan since 2003. These should be written by heroes
currently or recently deployed. Letters can be sent to:
with "From the Front" in the subject line. We hope t o read
one of these letters during our celebration at Arlington National
Cemetery . Other letters will be posted on the blog.
Reminder that these letters need to be written to protect the privacy
and mission that continues in Iraq while still sharing the good news of
the changes that have been affected.
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