Thursday, December 23, 2004

Lance's Iraq Blog

While we're spending time with our families during the holidays, let's not forget about those who are separated from their loved ones.  I'm talking about the men and women who put their lives on the line every day in the Armed Forces.  While we debate the politics of "should we or shouldn't we", these brave folks have to live, and die, with the decisions that we've made as a country.  It's too late (and irrelevant) to argue the pros and cons, the fact of the matter is: we're there.
So who is there and what is really going on?  Some of you may know people that have shipped out to do their sworn duty; others of you just know that various fellow Americans are on the job.  Whether you do know someone that is overseas or not, take a few minutes this holiday season and visit Lance In Iraq.  Lance Frizzell is a 2nd Lt Medical Platoon Leader with the Tennessee National Guard 278th Regimental Combat Team, currently serving in Northern Iraq.  Here in the states, Lance serves as the Press Secretary for House Republicans in the Tennessee General Assembly.
Lance's blog provides a first person account of the trials and tribulations our forces face every day and his personal writing style shines though the blog.  Not only is this a great way for us to hear a personal account of our efforts in Iraq, but it likewise allows us to give back to Lance through supportive messages to him and his unit.  As you sit with your family around your Christmas tree, menorah or other seasonal symbol, think on those who are sitting around danger on the other side of the world. 
Thanks Lance and all of our troops for getting the job done everyday.  And thank you Barb for the wonderful inspiration behind this story.

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