My dear friends, I wish you all a Merry Christmas. Thank you for sharing your support, strength, your joy, your sadness, and tears. I am so honored and proud to know all of you – Army Strong Moms, dads, wives, husbands, and friends.
My thoughts are with our brave men and women that are deployed to war zones and missing out on this special time with their families. As we go about our Christmas day – holiday meals and family gatherings, let’s remember all our Military service men and women that are sacrificing for you and me.
I thank all our Military troops for the priceless gift they give to us – the gifts of patriotism, service, and deep dedication to our nation. I am grateful beyond words for their service and I thank every family whose soldier cannot be with them this Christmas day.
For those of you whose soldiers are home from deployment, I wish you much joy in sharing this day with your loved ones. For those with soldiers in combat zones, may the Lord protect them.
We all share this special Christmas, from here to Afghanistan, Iraq and beyond, with a common bond. We are all in this together.
Merry Christmas my friends.
Enjoy this quartet of CJTF-82 members as they lift US and Afghan spirits on a singing tour of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.