Letter to the Editor

Soldiers deserve gratitude

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

To the Editor,

To all who are involved in the military:

I was driving down Highway 40 the other day as I noticed a sign on the right side of the road. It said, "Make it your mission to thank a soldier."

I had a movement in my heart to do so.

I have never been one to really think about just what the Army as a whole does for me and means to me.

My uncle, Randy Cline, served in the Airborne Special Forces as an Armt ranger. He was killed in 1983 during Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada while trying to free medical students being held there.

Even though I never got the chance to meet him, I've heard countless stories from my family about how amazing of a man he was.

He truly loved his country and the people in it.

He was willing to give his life to bring us freedom.

I may not exactly understand how your risk your own life to save others, but I am very grateful that you do.

I have the utmost compassion for you and pride beyond words. I wanted to let you all know how much you are appreciated by us all

Thank you for everything you have done and will do for out country and world.

May God bless you and keep you always.

Hanna Cline