Any holidays are a great time to be with family. Unfortunately, many are not with their family but are away fighting the Nations battles. Their day will not really be too much different from yesterday or really from tomorrow. Sure, they might have some sort of Christmas decoration up that was sent to them and a few other hints of the holiday. However, the holiday spirit that you will be feeling will be lacking in their location. Fortunately, this year I have the opportunity to be with family and it’s a big difference. Spending multiple holidays especially multiple Christmas holidays away from family creates a void. I am grateful we have a country that allows us to celebrate what we want and how we want and I am grateful for those who protect that freedom….and yes its Christmas, not merry holiday mumbo jumbo…Its called Christmas.

Take note this holiday to remember what it is about and be grateful you are with your family members and remember those that are not, as they too should be remembered during this holiday time as they make it all possible.

Merry Christmas and Semper Fidelis

Time for a CGar!


  1. Thanks to all our Marines!!! Will be greeting and crying and hugging my hero-my son in a couple of weeks when he returns to the states!!!!

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