As a retired serviceman myself, I can attest to coming home to little or no thanks for the service I, or my brothers and sisters, performed. On all too many occasions, our young service men and women come home, some with, some without, horrendous injuries, physical and all too often mental as well.
These warriors come home to little or no attention from either the media or the public after sacrificing their time and in many cases their physical or mental well-being to insure the protection of our liberties, safety and freedom.
Meanwhile, the media will more than gladly immortalize movie stars, singing artists or the like, even to the extent of offering their sincere regrets when their injuries are a direct result of their own immoral acts and/or lifestyles and even due to their own illegal activity such as drug or alcohol abuse.
It’s time to reverse the country’s course. It’s time for us who remain home while these brave warriors sacrifice so very much, to stand up and say THANK YOU! Thank You for offering the ultimate sacrifice if necessary for our safety and our freedoms.
There are so very many stories to be told, and we’ll never hear them all. But I say, lets try to start changing some of that and I’m asking your help in doing so!
Let’s start with the story of young Lance Corporal Casey Allison. Casey is now back home in the United States after performing truly heroic actions for his country and his fellow Americans and servicemen following combat action in Afghanistan. Casey will be undergoing what will probably be years of recovery while overcoming injuries he received in action in attempt to save some of his fellow warriors in battle.
Some very good people have requested a ‘thank you card drive’ to let Casey know WE CARE. I’m asking and encouraging anyone who can to take a couple extra minutes and very little money to send Casey a THANK YOU CARD! You need not write much; no long letters of appreciation are expected and a short simple THANK YOU CASEY – YOU’RE OUR HERO written on a card, or even just on a piece of paper if that’s all you have and his eyes will light with joy.
You can mail a card or letter to: LCpL Casey Allison, P.O. Box 898, Moses Lake WA 98837
If you’d like to read a little more about Casey’s story, I’m providing a link to a facebook page for your review and a video of Corporal Casey holding his young baby daughter in his hospital bed: https://www.facebook.com/events/432621810204637/
Please give Casey, and all our warriors a short prayer and if at all possible, please send him a THANK YOU!
O Lord, we pray thee to have mercy upon all who are this day wounded and suffering. Though kindred and friends be far away, let thy grace be their comfort. Raise them to health again, if it be thy good pleasure; but chiefly give them patience and faith in thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Everyone here at FGGAM offers Casey our extremely sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU! You and your entire family are in our prayers Casey. God Bless You Sir!!!