Thursday, November 22, 2007

I am Thankful

For an 11 1/2 hour van ride from Fort Riley back home on a 4 day pass. This meant I could wake up today and have breakfast with my kids (and then have my son beat me in a game of Pokemon). I am thankful for my family, my home and all the support I have received from co-workers, friends and even strangers.

Everything I see around me - family, neighbors, community - is worthy of thanks and praise.

As odd as it may sound, I am thankful that I get to be part of defending this - despite the separation, labor and danger it may entail.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to you, Major John.

9:48 AM  
Blogger Acad Ronin said...

And we are thankful to all the men and women who hold the ramparts. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving and please, be careful on the roads.

10:19 AM  
Blogger LTC John said...


we found a little "black ice" near Liberty, MO... heh.

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoy every moment of those 4 days! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. I, along with so many others give thanks for all the men and women who are standing guard. Thank You for your part.

Ky Woman

10:49 AM  
Blogger dianainsa said...

Glad that you could be with your family today. We give thanks for all of you and your families who give us our freedom, thankyou.

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am thankful for you AND your family, Sir. And watch out for that black ice. It's truly bad news. Thank you again, Sir.


11:16 AM  
Blogger Biff said...

Thanks to you and your family from me and my family here in New England.

Regarding the roads, I was involved in a small pileup on one of the interstate highways up here yesterday. Nobody hurt, but a couple of cars will never be driven again. A funny thing happened, though. Instead of tempers flaring, everyone involved got out of their cars, checked on each other, actually got together as a group and gave thanks that only the cars were injured. When it was time to leave the scene, we all shook hands and wished each other a happy and safe Thanksgiving. If they scripted it as part of a TV show, I'd say, "Nah, that would never happen," and I'd be wrong.

Thanks again to everyone who is out there keeping us safe, even us Blue State folks.

12:04 PM  
Blogger Peter Stevens said...

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12:50 PM  
Blogger Peter Stevens said...

We owe you and those who voluntarily defend this country a great deal of gratitude. I pray that you serve out your tour of duty safely.

Thank you for your service.

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Major John-
My family and I are sooooo grateful to you and your family. Thank you.

ps. Do the guys you're with need care packages?


2:43 PM  
Blogger DrSteve said...

Best wishes, Major John. Safe travels, and thank you so much for your service.

2:56 PM  
Blogger LTC John said...

Maybee - we are still in the US - we have not finished our training before deploying. So, no packages needed...yet.

3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Major John-
I knew you were still in the US, but I thought I'd ask anyway. You never know when someone needs a little something.
Anyway, when you and your guys are ready, just give me the word

3:43 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

4:54 PM  
Blogger Gail said...

Happy Thanksgiving Major John. We're all most thankful to you and your comrades in arms for keeping us safe.

5:57 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

Thanks my friend. I, too was once in a similar position and can feel it still today.

Please accept my thanks for serving, buddy.

6:45 PM  
Blogger Inner Prop said...

So what was on the Wheel of Destruction this time, engine failure, driver heart attack?

Glad you're back safe. I had a good post to do on Thanksgiving and deployment, but I couldn't get to the computer. You put me to shame.

Happy Turkey Day!

Maybee, if you want you can send me your email address at mine ( I'm helping out the families of Major John's unit back home and I'm sure we're going to be getting some stuff together to send them.

11:10 PM  

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