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Your Views: Save a Thanksgiving prayer for men, women of our military
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This Thanksgiving season, we Americans can remonstrate over the weak economy, world unrest and terrorist threats. Or we can be thankful for the many blessings this nation still bestows upon us.

We should take notice of our all-volunteer military that is second to none in this world. These young men and women are willing to right and perhaps die so all of us can maintain and enjoy our precious freedoms.

Never let our sons and daughters in uniform return to an ungrateful nation. Politics aside, the valor of our servicemen and servicewoman should always be respected and honored. We all can say, "Thank you for your service" to someone in uniform.

Who among us does not feel relief and pride when our military arrives at the scene of some natural disaster, bringing medical care, provisions, order and hope to a devastated people. Not everyone in the world loves American, but America shows love and support for the world when it needs us.

Thanksgiving, when you thank God for the bounty of your table and the love of your family, remember to say a prayer for those who guard us and help guarantee us the many blessings of our great country.

Linda Sundstrom
Gainesville

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