November 2006

Thank You

We have passed Thanksgiving like Juan Pierre rounding third base and going home.  The Holiday season is quickly upon us, and as we shop, travel, spend time with loved ones and enjoy all the good feelings associated with this time of the year, we have to stop and pay tribute to all the brave, heroic men and women, around the world, who wear the uniform of the United States of America that make it possible for us to do so. 

Thank you, soldiers, for doing the job and making it possible for the rest of us to live in freedom. 

I know how hard it is for you to be away from your loved ones at this time of the year, but please know that we love you, we respect your call to duty, we are proud of your resolve and we pray for your safety.  Your sacrifice is not made in vain, and we want you know that.

God bless each and every one of you, and may He watch over you and protect you at all times.  Sometimes you might feel cheated, denied or deprived, but just look over your shoulder and see how bad off other people are, and then you?ll realize how lucky you are. 

And if you do have any compassion in your heart, you will say a prayer for Tommy and the Dodgers, because the Dodgers and I will be saying a prayer for you too.

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