I wanted to write this post as we are now in September. We have only a few more months till Christmas. If you are in the States you have Thanksgiving first and then Christmas.
I wanted to remind you that no matter where you are in the world during these public holidays we have men and women in Uniform who will be working.
They dont do what everyone else does and says “See ya in the new year”. Instead of being with family and friends they are making sure that you and I are able to enjoy our holidays in safety. It is also not just them it is there families as well who serve. They do it proudly.
So when we start the run up to the holidays may I ask that you all think of someway in which you can thank someone in uniform on Christmas Eve, New Years Eve, Thanksgiving or any other public holiday.
Even if you just say on social media #ThankYouForYourService will mean the world to people.
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There are some people out there who believe this, I am not one of them. They believe that just because a man or woman signs up to serve their country, city or community in uniform that they should be accepting the fact that they may get abused or attacked in the course of their duties. This is something that is not the case. This is something that I firmly disagree with strongly. The only exception I find to this is when a military person who goes into war. Death and danger is something that is part of what you see.
If you see a paramedic and get punched in the face when you are trying to help someone that you have not signed up for. The same goes for every other member of the uniformed services. Show some respect the next time you see someone in uniform and say #Thankyouforyourservice.
My name is Suze Fricker and I am from London England. I apologise if I have already sent a letter similar to this to you before but I thought that I would double check what I am doing and resend out to all I can find.
In 2016 I started a Thank You campaign for uniformed services to include the following: Police, Military, Fire, Paramedics (EMTs), Life guards, Doctors and Nurses. This came out of my admiration for people who serve their communities, cities and countries in uniform. I know from personal experience due to health or phobias that none of these professions would be suitable for me and so I decided that I would make the effort to thank those who took up the calling.
You who serve in Uniform, no matter what it is do so, so that people like me, who cant serve, are not forced into situations they can not handle. You do so with bravery and courage and make many people feel safe or better for you being around. Despite the negativity that can surround the uniformed services you still go into work the next day and the day after and so on and so forth. You can see the best and worst that life and throw at someone and still find meaning and passion in everything that you do.
So to you, and everyone you serve with, I say Thank You For Your Service.
I would also ask you to let your families know my thanks as well. As Tom Selleck said in Blue Bloods, “Your Family serves just as much as you do”. Which is true. Behind those in uniform there are people who do amazing things including supporting you and being there through the rough times.
One day I hope to be able to thank as many people as I can in person as honestly you make me proud to be a citizen of this planet.
Stay safe, keep well and Thank You For Your Service.
p.s. I am sending this to the top people so that they can disseminate to all who work within. I am a lowly civil servant so I cant afford to send out to every single station etc.
This blog post I am going to dedicate to the Royal Australian Navy.
To the brave men and women who serve in the Royal Australian Navy, I would like to say #ThankYouForYourService . Words can’t express the gratitude I have for you doing the job that you do. When a military person falls in battle they go down quickly, however, as seen in Pearl Harbour, if a Navy ship goes down potentially people can die slowly and drown maybe never to be recovered. You brave men and women face the sea in all her glory and scariness and do so with the utmost professionalism and pride. So once again to you I say #ThankYouForYourService and to all those who paid the ultimate price, #ThankYouForYourSacrifice and lastly to the families of those who serve, #ThankYouForYourService.