I want to take a few moments to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. To my Jewish friends I hope the 8 days of Hanukkah were special times of family connecting.
Today thousands of military members are deployed around the world and not with family and friends. To those special and giving people we say a silent prayer and hope for your continued safety.
To those who will always have an empty chair at your Holiday Table I will have one as well. I will never feel your pain but I can try to stand behind you in support. My heart is with you.. always.
We in the Patriot Guard stand with 200,000 brothers and sisters around this country ensuring that ever family who experiences loss feels a presence of Honor, Dignity, and Respect. That we must do this is sad but it is the human cost of freedom. It never has been, and never will be, free. It is our honor to do this.
As we celebrate these holidays it is important that we look to the ones we love and treasure them. To not value these special days is a loss of time you will never get back. Tell those you love that you do. Hold all children with special hugs because to often they don't get them. For these days remember why our family and friends keep us real and genuine.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!