Wednesday, November 22, 2006


Every year, since I was a little girl, I compile a list of the things I am thankful for... and, there are always so many things, mostly intangible things. But, one of the things that is always on my list is that I am thankful for those who have the grace to give to others. I am especially thankful for those who take care of our troops - those who are thankful and giving.

This is Brittany Bohannon and her parents. Brittany raised over $8,000 for troop support through Operation AC last year and she is still doing it. She has collected bottles and cans, arranged a concert by Clark, the singing state trooper and sold daffodils.

"If I was there, I would want to be supported, and if my brothers were there, I would want to support them and want others to support them," Brittany said. "The way I look at it is they're not necessarily over there fighting for themselves, they're over there fighting for our country. They're helping others gain their freedom and they're putting their lives in harm's way, and I respect them for making that decision to do such a hard job. I greatly respect what they're doing for our country."

This year Brittany and her family are on my list of things I am thankful for.

Operation AC -


Mike's America said...

I'm thankful for all the people like Brittany who understand what our troops are doing and care enough to let the troops know how very much we appreciate them.

And I am thankful you shared this story with your readers. There are so many stories of great Americans like Brittany that get lost in the regular media focus on whatever latest hysterics are in the news.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

We do need to praise the praise-worthy more!

Thank you!