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Thursday, November 26, 2009


Why I'm thankful today. My oldest son, Sgt Vance Clark, USAF, has been home from Iran for almost two years now. He requested a UCO flag to go up in the Baghdad mess hall, and UCO sent it to him. Soldiers are still eating in this mess hall, wishing they were home for the holidays. Many will never come home.

I'm thankful for all of them, and all my children and family. To all those men and women throughout the world who are remembering times with their families, snap a salute today, and say a prayer for their return.

1 comment:

  1. So thankful your son came home. God bless all soldiers and their families. Our son was in the Gulf War when he was 20 years old. He was an MP. Stayed in Kuwait for many months after keeping peace.