Tribute to the Military

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Christmas

As we celebrate this holiday season, my contributors and I at The Bosun Locker would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year.

We sincerely hope that the spirit of Christmas remains with all of us throughout 2006.
The Christmas Story according to Luke
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of
Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called
Bethlehem..... To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great
with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were
accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her
firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a
manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field,
keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo,the Angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord
shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
And the Angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good
tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born
this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in
swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the Angel a multitude of the heavenly host
praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth
peace, good will towards men.
Luke 2:4-14

I am a retired military veteran and spent many Christmas' of past in foreign places away from family and friends. It would be amiss if I did not mention how grateful we are to the men and women who serve this country so courageously overseas. These American heroes, far from home, are fighting the enemies of freedom and keeping our country safe at home. We recognize their sacrifice as they help win the War on Terror. Thank you for your service.

During this holiday season we should also take the time to reflect on this historic year of accomplishments. The Iraqi people have made a giant step this year toward total democracy and America has done great things. May the joy of this season bring all of you renewed happiness on this day and everyday throughout 2006. God Bless our President, members of congress, our military members in harms way and the people of the world.



Rosemary said...

God bless you. Merry Christmas.

The_Bos'un said...

And also to you, Rosemary.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

God bless the brave men and women, military and civilian, Iraqi and non-Iraqi, who are serving to bring about victory in Iraq. Hopefully we will one day have a stable and democratic ally in Iraq. And that makes for a safer America.

Merry Christmas, Bos'un, Rosemary, and everyone!

Rosemary said...

Thank you, Wordsmith. I agree with your prayer, and ditto! Merry Christmas to your family and you also.