Sunday, June 17, 2007

Father's Day - Far, Far Away

Today is Father's Day.

For thousands of Fathers it is a work day - they are deployed to some country far away from their families. Their children won't have a special day with Dad. Dad will be in Djibouti, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, Korea, Philippines, Kuwait, Qatar, or...

For others, their wives are off in those distant places and they are home playing both Mom and Dad.

For the lucky ones who are home, it is a day they can cherish being together.

Today, I celebrate the Fathers who are part of the military community. I thank them for all of the holidays they have missed, the special events that have been missed, the bedtime stories that have not been read. Thank you for all you sacrifice to keep us all safe and free.

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