Wednesday, July 4, 2007

4th of July

I wanted to take a minute to wish everyone a happy 4th of July, a special day to Americans as it symbolizes our independence. I'd also like to say thank you to a few special groups for ensuring our freedom continues:

- to our gate and tower guards: these guys man checkpoints and guard towers 12 hours a day in full body armor, fighting heat, boredom, and complacency to make sure that no harm comes to the thousands of troops within the perimeter.

- to the maneuver units: these guys are out every night and day, dodging IEDs and bullets to do raids and searches so they can root out the insurgents here in Iraq.

- to the support units: especially the guys who truly believe in support first. While not out doing raids every day, still risking their neck in log convoys getting the supplies where they need to be.

- last but not least, to everyone back home, who are the reason all of us over here continue to work hard day in and day out, and who are hopefully enjoying a parade, a barbecue, and a nice, cold, frosty beer - because I know that's what I'd be doing if I was home!

Happy 4th of July everyone!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Happy 4th Jas! Sorry you couldn't be at the parade to see yourself in the back of the truck with all the family, I'm sure you dont mind that all so much though! Thanks again for all you guys do. Miss you and love ya!