On this day, we unshoulder our burdens, we lay down our arms, we let our minds wander to warm memories both old and new, we rest our weary bones, we give thanks and wonder for blessings both big and small.
On this day, we rest but prepare to pick up our work again tomorrow. We treasure those close and remember those who stand the watch. We toast and honor those that are no longer with us. We remember that there is a new dawn coming, life will go on.
On this day, I wish you peace and prosperity. I hope you find comfort and joy. My greatest gift to you is my respect and gratitude for each of you and to give you the hope of a better tomorrow.
Semper Fortis and Merry Christmas