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I stopped at a local store to purchase a cheerful Christmas item to include in my son's friend's care package. The salesperson knew what size would fit in the standard large postage box. Her Marine son has been deployed since May, and she spoke of her difficulty sleeping, as I nodded in understanding because last year my Army son was deployed.
It is difficult to be separated from loved ones during the holidays but particularly when they are in a dangerous environment.
As we celebrate this season and enjoy the presence of loved ones, please keep in mind and prayers Adam, James, Tony, and all those deployed in our country's service.