I know this was posted last year, not sure if it was posted so far this year. However, if it is, just merge it if one of the mods would be so kind. I've decided to post this, as a reminder as to why we can celebrate whatever you wish this holiday season or none at all. Although this applies to all military forces: past, present, and future. For those of you on this board who have served in the military, whether we stand together on the same side of the political spectrum or not, thank you for your service as always and especially this holiday season. The downside of the holiday season being the number of soldiers who have to miss this holiday season with their families while preserving our freedom around the world today. However, my thanks and I'm sure the thanks of others is beyond words. So in that stead, I will say once again thank you. Marine Christmas Poem - originally written by a Marine, for Marines.