Let us take time out from our Christmas celebrations to remember with sincere gratitude our servicemen and women who are risking their lives every day to keep America out of harm's way.
May God protect them as they protect us, and bless them and their families for the sacrifices they make for us — especially at Christmastime, when they'll be home for Christmas ... only in their dreams.
The word lagniappe, as defined by Webster's, means "something given or obtained gratuitously, or by way of good measure."
"Time never turns backwards
Its old charms to give,
In photographs only
Can yesterdays live."
~ Edgar A. Guest
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