Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

This is a joyous time of the year, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

During this blessed season, please take more than a moment to remember and be grateful for the enormous sacrifices made by brave American service members to protect our freedoms and defend our way of life.

The members of our all-volunteer force serving in Afghanistan or Iraq will most likely spend the holidays in a heavily fortified camp or on patrol looking for and expecting the worst -- doing their job away from their spouses, children, parents and friends.

Christmas is a season of generosity and giving, a great way to show your support for our troops is to get involved or make a contribution to the many fine organizations -- the Fisher House, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Operation Mend, USO, the Wounded Warrior Project or the Veterans Healing Initiative -- that work so hard to ensure our brave men and women in uniform and their families receive our gratitude, love and respect.

I wish you and your family a joyous Christmas and blessed New Year!


  1. Merry Christmas & hopefully the labor movement will get back on track.

    More of the We program instead of the ME program.

    Show a little kindness to those who are out of work.

  2. Where the Fraser river flows, each fellow worker knows,
    They have bullied and oppressed us, but still our union grows.
    And we're going to find a way, boys, for shorter hours and better pay, boys
    And we're going to win the day, boys, where the river Fraser flows.

    For these gunny-sack contractors have all been dirty actors,
    And they're not our benefactors, each fellow worker knows.
    So we've got to stick together in fine or dirty weather,
    And we will show no white feather, where the Fraser river flows.

    Now the boss the law is stretching, bulls and pimps he's fetching,
    And they are a fine collection, as Jesus only knows.
    But why their mothers reared them, and why the devil spared them,
    Are questions we can't answer, where the Fraser River flows.
    -Joe Hill


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