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Friday, September 18, 2009

Welcome Home Faithful and Humble Servant, Track: A Post by Conservative Girl with a Voice

What a big weekend Todd, Sarah, Bristol, Willow, Piper, Trig and Tripp have in front of them. In just about 24 hours, their dear family member will be returning home after serving in Iraq for the past year. What a big weekend for Track as well. This young man took the oath to serve our great country, risking his life just so we can be free. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank Track and his unit for all they have done in their service to America. When I think about how brave young men and women like Track are, I cannot help but think of how much they give up in their call to duty. They leave their families and friends, go off to distant lands, while giving up many of the little daily things I take for granted. For all they sacrifice and give up in serving me and you, there is no way we could ever come close to re-paying them for all they have done.

Men and women like Track are the real heroes among us. They are the ones who have the sheer grit and determination. While I have always looked up to athletes who push it to the max, the real individuals who never give up, never quit and never back down are our soldiers. It is so important that we let them know how much their service means to us. Sometimes, something as small as a simple "thank you" means so much to our brave men and women. Whenever you see veterans or active duty service members, tell them thank you, shake their hands or even give them a hug. It's the least we can do for all they have done for us. It means a lot that these men and women are fighting for me without even personally knowing who I am. Our good servicemen and women deserve the best America has to offer!

The Palin family is, no doubt, anxious for Track's arrival. I bet Sarah will be preparing Track his favorite meal. Todd probably can't wait to go four-wheeling or fishing with his son. There is no doubt Bristol cannot wait for her little precious baby, Tripp, to get to know his uncle Track. Sweet Willow probably cannot wait to just sit down and hang out with her big bro, and little Piper and Trig are probably gearing up for the fun times they will spend with their big brother and hero. I can see it now: Piper dragging her big brother outside and having him help her sell some lemonade. Thank goodness, this time Piper won't have to worry about any grouchy neighbors like she did in Juneau. Remember that guy?

Yeah, I have to say, the Palins have quite a big weekend in store. It is my hope the media will give them the privacy to be a family. What a fantastic family! Todd and Sarah have done an amazing job in raising five terrific, strong-willed kids. Track is an excellent example of this. You and me call him an American hero, but to Todd and Sarah, he is their American hero son. What a day they will have when they are all reunited and together as a family once again.

The following is the statement from Palin Family Spokesperson Meghan Stapleton regarding Track's return home from Iraq:

"The Palins are expecting the return of eldest son Track this weekend from a yearlong deployment with an Army combat brigade in Iraq...."

(I'm a Conservative Girl with a Voice!!! Visit my blog and become a follower: http://conservativegirlwithavoice.blogspot.com. I'm on Twitter too @rachellefriberg.)

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