Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Black & White Wednesday: A Soldier for Many

This picture was taken in 2003 when this young soldier was but 22 years old.  Take note of the barren landscape through the window to her left.  And how about the scarf covering her nose and mouth?  This was no run-of-the-mill drill within the relatively safe confines of a military base.  For a year, this soldier, like SO many others, risked life and limb in Iraq during the Iraqi Freedom War.  Did I mention that the "risk" was on our behalf?  When you see an American soldier on the street, in a grocery store, on an elevator, do you thank him/her?  With the exception of Christ's ultimate sacrifice on the cross, nothing in this world is free.  And that includes our freedom. 

Oh, and by the way, this particular soldier happens to be my little sister.  And this big sister couldn't be more proud. 

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  1. What a great B&W post and tribute to your sister! So proud and grateful are we for the fine job that all our men and women in service are doing to protect our beloved country!

  2. Great pic. We live in a town with 4 military bases and An Academy!! So soldiers are every where. I never pass one without thanking them for their service and our freedom. We will even pay for their lunch or coffee if they are behind us in line!!

  3. That's a powerful photo right there.

  4. I have always loved this picture...Sara is so amazing!


  5. Wow..amazing. And all I can say is Thank You! We need to be reminded of this on a daily basis!

  6. Sweet words!

    I've been the 22 year old woman in the steel pot helmet and I wish I had a sister who loved me like you love Sara!

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  7. That is so awesome! My brother-in-law just got back from Iraq. what a great tribute to their sacrifice!

  8. VERY moving photo! We live in a military town so we have the chance to thank our soldiers all the time.
    An Az Mom

  9. Such a fantastic photo of a fantastic hero. Tell her she is not only amazing but someone I admire.

  10. She totally rocks! Please tell her that we send a heartfelt THANK YOU from Georgia!!

    Lovely capture.

  11. Thanks for the post sis! Just doing my job.... love.


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