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To Honor a Soldier

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As we prepared to land in Las Vegas, the stewardess made an announcement.

“We have someone special aboard, and we are going to let him deplane before anyone else does so.”

Sure enough after we had landed and were at our gate, everyone remained seated, then this young man arose, looked around as if he were embarrassed and gathered his bags. Applause resounded within the cabin of that Southwest plane and continued as this young man walked down the aisle and through the exit door.

It was the least we could do to honor a young soldier and to thank him for his service. May he be blessed.

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A Tribute to Terri Gurrola





As you plainly see, she is wearing military fatigues. Her name is Terri Gurrola. The touching scene depicted here reveals her deep emotional commitment to her family, and to her country, as she hugs her tiny daughter, having been in Iraq for seven months. I understand “She’s home for a mid deployment R&R and will be going back to Iraq for at least another 7 months. She’s a medic near Ramadi, one of the most dangerous areas in Iraq.”

Thank you for your sacrifice. Thank you for your service to our country. May your family be blessed.

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