I had to put this out…. I hope my non-Facebook people can see this….
a Merry Christmas video from HMAS Melbourne just for us!
Hopefully you can click here and see it.
If you can’t see it then grab the nearest teenager and get them to show you, it is on the Aussie Heroes Facebook page…
and here is another little something that I shared last year but it is just as relevant this year with 2000 troops deployed this year…
I wish you a Merry Christmas, wherever you are…
How will you celebrate Christmas this year?
Will you be in the midst of those you hold dear?
Will you listen to carols, will you set your table
With the prettiest plates, just as nice as you are able?
Will you travel to Grandma’s, or visit a friend
Will you accept the invite someone else did send?
Have you bought all the presents, are they wrapped ‘neath the tree
In bright paper and ribbons so pretty to see?
Is your big meal of the day dinner or lunch
Do you do both, and all day you will munch?
Do you have roast turkey, or chicken, or maybe some prawns
Does the amount to be done see you up with the dawn?
Well can you please do me a favour wherever you are
And remember our troops serving both near and far.
Those in the Army, the Navy and the Air Force
Must not forget Defence civilians, of course.
Though all of them are where they need to be
To serve our great country, that means you and me,
They can’t be at home with the ones they love most
But are in foreign lands with a different host.
They might have a Barbie, seafood or roast on a spit
And if they are lucky the ration of beer will be quite a hit.
They might have presents sent by family and friends
And probably care packages the Aussie public sends
But it won’t be the same as they would like it to be;
At home with their loved ones and family.
So please when you sit at your table this year
With those that you love and hold most dear
Spare a thought, raise your glass, remember some way
Our great Aussie Heroes who we should thank every day
For doing their duty and serving us all
So our nation is safe and we can stand tall.
Merry Christmas to all of you, whether near or far,
but especially our Heroes wherever you are.
By Jan-Maree Dec 14
Merry Christmas everyone… at home and abroad, wherever you are serving.
Thank you for your service.
Jan-Maree and all from Aussie Hero Quilts!