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On Easter Sunday and Always, Remember the Sacrifice of Our Military Men and Women

By K.T. McFarland

Published April 22, 2011 | FoxNews.com

Editor’s note: K.T. McFarland has just returned from visiting U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

Lent is the season when many Christians offer sacrifice. We give up chocolate, or bread, or steer clear of eating meat on Fridays as a symbol of Christ’s 40 days in the desert. If we make it all the way through Lent to Easter, we’re proud of ourselves, maybe even a little smug and self-righteous for our ability to do without.

Last week I was in Afghanistan and saw what our military men and women do without every day. Things like the sound of their children’s laughter….a peck on the cheek from a loved one while dashing out the door to work…..flopping down on the sofa to relax in front of the TV after a long day…a hot shower….a home-cooked meal…a soft mattress and clean sheets.

But our servicemen and women do without those things for weeks on end, for months at a time.

 

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