A very touching thing happened yesterday. I was visiting our office in the morning and was handed a package that came in the mail. I recognized the name. Opened the envelope to find a note of appreciation for my dog tags column a week or more ago on Appraisal Scoop.
Accompanying the note was a dog tag. This a commerative one recognizing the son of the fellow who sent it to me. A Sergeant killed in action in Iraq. The note and the gift brought tears to my eyes.
This very special dog tag is now hanging on the chain with mine, and will be worn each holiday honoring our service men and women for as long as I'm around. They serve so we may enjoy our freedom.
I wish I had thought of this idea years ago....a simple thing for veterans to do...and honors those present and past. I think I may post this Dog Tags column for each national holiday.
Such a simple thing to do, yet I suspect it might resonate with the veterans. We don't brag on that service, but we do honor it privately...at least most of us do. Kinda like the yellow ribbon idea.
Thank you for the gift and the honor Greg.
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Editor's note: I received a Christmas Poem from Greg and thought I'd share that (and a portion of his note) with everyone too!
Here's hoping that each of you, and all your loved ones, have the Merriest of Christmas', and the Happiest and Most Prosperous of New Years!
I have attached a Christmas Poem that makes the internet rounds each year. If you haven't seen it, please take the time to read it, and a few minutes to think about it. Truer thoughts were never spoken.
If you have seen it, great! Read it again and also spend a few minutes. They all deserve a few contemplative minutes of our time. Download A_Christmas_Poem.doc