A special message to honor fallen comrades…
Our Soldiers Gave to Us . . .
Shelter from Tyranny!”
We are now in our 5th day of MAF’s 12 Days of Christmas, where we are chronicling the gifts that American troops have given to us over the years since our nation was first born. For MAF’s 5th Day of Christmas, we recognize the gift of “Shelter from Tyranny.”
On a Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, Japanese imperialists attacked the United States’ base at Pearl Harbor in an unprovoked act of war. U.S. troops fought valiantly against the sneak attack, but 2,402 were killed and another 1,282 wounded.
America was pulled into World War II – and Americans troops stepped up to the plate. Our troops fought back fiercely in brutal conditions on foreign soil. They went on the offensive to protect the homeland from the tyranny of the Nazis and their Axis allies.
They fought back in the Pacific, regaining ground and islands gobbled up by the Japanese, raised the flag over Iwo Jima. Brave American forces kicked the Axis out of the African continent and subdued Italy.
They invaded and liberated France, and crossed the frontier into Germany where they drove hard across Europe. Our troops freed and saved thousands of helpless Jews trapped in the concentration camps. They battled for every inch of enemy territory even in the worst winter storms, until finally reaching Berlin and, along with allies, rid the world of the Nazi threat.
Today, our troops continue to protect us from the tyranny, this time from radical Islam Jihadists. There are so many similarities between the philosophy of Nazism and radical Jihad that early on in the war on terror, analysts coined the term “Islamo-Fascism.”
Yesterday, we sent out another shipment of over 700 packages that will make it to our troops waiting in Afghanistan by Christmas time! We are only 7 days away from Christmas so time is RUNNING OUT to send a special Christmas care package to troops over in Afghanistan with special items like hot cocoa, peppermint and pumpkin spice coffee, holiday Oreo cookies and a Christmas stocking stuffed with Christmas candies.