|A Date Which Will Live in Infamy|
|News Releases - Military & Veterans News|
|Written by Danny Gonzalez|
|Monday, 10 December 2012 09:23|
Today is the 71st anniversary of Pearl Harbor. More than 2000 Veterans and their families gathered at Pearl Harbor for a moment of silence at 7:55 A.M. this morning, the exact time that the first bombs hit 71 years ago. The solemn moment of silence and respect was signaled by the USS Michael Murphy, named after the Pearl Harbor-based Navy SEAL killed in Afghanistan. The men and women of the Greatest Generation earned their name after the horrific and cowardly attack on Pearl Harbor during the morning hours of Dec. 7, 1941. Those brave Americans rose to the occasion and restored freedom and order to the world.
As we remember the surprise attacks by the Japanese that led to so many American lives being lost and launched United States into World War II, it's hard not to remember the more recent events where we were attacked on September 11th. As FDR described the attack on Pearl Harbor, 9/11 is a date which will live in infamy.
Today, the NEXT Greatest Generation is now on the ground, in the seas, and in the air fighting Muslim Jihadists who brought war to America's homeland on Sept. 11, 2001. Scores upon scores of patriotic men and women joined the Armed Forces after September 11th, and fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. They have sacrificed their lives, just as our troops did in World War II.
We must never forget. We must give thanks to our fighting Armed Forces. Sponsor a special Christmas themed care package today.
Every care package is personalized with a special note from you, and is full of the items our troops want. Coffee, cookies, and Christmas goodies!!After Pearl Harbor, and again after 9/11, our troops fought fiercely to destroy enemies who threaten America. The cost of freedom is never cheap, it is paid for by the sacrifice of many brave young men and women who pay the ultimate price for our freedom. We must remain eternally grateful and show our appreciation to those who risk their lives every day.
It has been a long and difficult road for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan; they have fought so hard and sacrificed so much, but in that sacrifice they have won many stunning victories, and accomplished things they were told could not be done. For that we are grateful and blessed to live in a nation protected by such courageous individuals. Please remember those troops today, and offer your support.
Each Christmas & Holiday Care Package comes with a Christmas stocking, hot cocoa & cider, and sweet stripes candy canes!
While many members of our military have supportive and loving familiessome do not and are not expecting anything during the holidays.
We've heard over and over again from military men and women that the care package they received from us was the only piece of mail or support they have received. It really makes a huge difference to them.
In addition to all the items that receive the most important is the personalized thank you from the donor. It's these kind words that mean the most, and you can share to make some member of the military know how much we support and appreciate their sacrifice.
Please help us send a care packages now to bring a little holiday cheer to our brave men and women overseas.Your care package could be the only mail they get all year.
These brave men and women are risking their lives thousands of miles away from home to keep us safe and deserve every bit of support and thanks that we can send.
We hear time and time again from our military care package recipients how much they appreciate our care packages and how much it means to them to know that people from back home took the time to think of them - it makes their day, week, and even month!
Don't forget, as we come to the close of the tax year, all care package contributions are tax-deductible, since Move America Forward is an IRS recognized not-for-profit organization.
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