We're reading Shout Outs to YOUR soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines weekends on FOX News Live with Jamie Colby, 2 p.m. ET

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”I understand what you provide, and I am grateful for it. The liberty we enjoy is always under attack by those who hate it, and you defend our liberty against them. You allow us to live relatively peaceful lives with freedom and security, in spite of those who would destroy us. I am in awe of your ability to withstand long deployments overseas away from your loved ones, and I am in awe of the level of combat readiness you achieve through training and even hostile-fire experience. When I see our flag wave, when I hear our national anthem, or when I witness the missing-man formation in a military fly-over, I always tear up. Without you, I would not be able to enjoy the fruits of my labor. Without you, I would not be able to raise my family as I see fit. Without you, I would not be able to choose to worship the Father. Without you, we would not be a strong enough nation to bless the rest of the world with our bounty or to oppose the forces of evil. You are our shield and our sword. Your heart for your nation is the most noble cause. Even Jesus cited so in saying, 'Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.' (John 15:13) God bless you, keep you, give you success in your mission, and return you home soon! Amen!” — Steve (Manassas, VA)

”Just a note of appreciation from a thankful senior citizen. Not long ago, I attended the fifty-year anniversary held at the Marine cold weather training facility near Bridgeport California. I was struck by the high quality of men in service at this training command. The strength and high intelligence on display there should warm the heart of any American. I see this same high quality displayed in the faces of troops throughout our voluntary military services. Freedom has its price, and I praise the Lord these fine men and women stand ready to defend the rest of us.” — Delano

”A heartfelt thank you goes to America’s finest, our troops scattered around the globe. I can not verbally express the appreciation for the sacrifices that you are making for our freedom. I can only return the favor with a promise of my deepest and frequent prayers for God’s hand of protection and guidance to be over all of our men and women in the armed forces. We await your safe return with welcoming and open arms. Until then, keep up the good fight!” — Mark (Elko, NV)

”Thank you for your sincere interest and patriotism. We thank all the servicemen and women that are serving and have served this country well.” — Frank

”Thank you for all the sacrifices you have made, so we and our children can live in a free society,well away from harms way. May God bless each of you and keep you safe, each and every day. I hope God will bless you and your families, now and forever. Again, thank you to all of our heros in the military. Each and every one of you are our heroes.” — Larry (Madison, MS)

“I would just like to say hi to my husband, Specialist Michael with Echo 2-7 Cavalry at Fob Marez in Mosul, Iraq — from your wife Dolores here in Frederick, Md. Baby, I love you so much and I hope you have a great Christmas and a fantastic New Year. We all send you our love, and we know that with God's grace we will see you again soon!” — Dolores (Frederick, MD)

“I'm proud of your service to our country, support you wholeheartedly and pray for your safety. You are all an inspiration to me and your efforts are noble and right. God bless you all and your families. Merry Christmas.” — Donna

“There aren't words good enough to thank the troops for what they do. Let's thank them by bringing them home. My son is currently serving USMC, Iraq Veteran.” — Jesse, US Army 24 Years (Dubuque, IA)

“Merry Christmas dear troops! Thank you for your faithfulness and perseverance for your country. Thank you for the privilege of being able to Christmas shop freely for my family and friends. I am here, free in America, because of your willingness and serving hearts. I pray for your protection and good health to come back to us soon. Help us to keep in sight the 'finished task.' God bless you all!” — Geoff and Nancy

“You are my heroes! Thank you for everything that you are doing for the security of our country. May you have a safe and Merry Christmas and I thank all of your families for their sacrifices as well. God bless you and God bless America!” — Marsha (New York, NY)

“Merry Christmas to the men and women in service to their country. May the joy of Christmas bring them comfort and peace. We appreciate all of them.” — Dorothy Smith, (Madison, IN)

“Merry Christmas to all our troops whether serving overseas or on American soil. Thank you for the sacrifices that you and your families make each day to help our country stay free and others realize freedom. Where would this country be without heroes like you that step up to the call of duty everyday? We are proud of you. Our prayers and thoughts are with you always. Stay safe and God bless.” — Kathy (Tamassee, South Carolina)

“To all of our wonderful, brave and courageous men and women fighting to keep us free: We are behind you 100 percent in your mission. We know that you are doing a spectacular job and are getting it done. It might seem like the people are not behind you, but there are scores who love you and want you to succeed. You are the best and most intelligent military the world has ever seen. This 1st CAV Viet-vet family sends a very Merry Christmas greeting to all of you. I know it won't seem like Christmas, but God is watching over you. As you walk the streets of Iraq this holiday season, with the newly trained Iraqi forces, know that you are appreciated for having our backs. God bless you all and may he keep you in the palm of his hand. Thank you.” — Jan and Barry (University Place, WA)

“We wish you all a very safe and Merry Christmas. We know it's hard to be away from your families, especially at this time of year, but please know that the sacrifices you have made have not gone unnoticed or unappreciated. We are so proud and grateful for the work you have done. May God watch over you and bring you home safely.” — Diana (Austin, TX)

“To all our troops overseas and everywhere, God bless you and keep you safe from harm. You have no idea how much we respect and appreciate you for the job you are doing. Thank you all so very much, Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! We pray for you everyday, that each and everyone of you come home soon, safe and sound.” — Karen (Tennessee)

“Over 40 years ago, I was in your shoes in a place called Vietnam. We're not appreciated when we came home and hopefully that will be different with you. Nobody wins in and under these circumstances, but I wish you God speed and be safe. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and if you get to Decatur, Ill., the drinks are on me.” — Jim (Decatur, IL)

“I thank you so much for all you are doing in keeping America safe. My love and prayers are with all of you and your families. I belong to the Central Pineallis Republican Club and we all help out in sending out boxes of goodies. We all love you. Thank you again.” — Kathy

“You guys are all so awesome. My family and I are thankful for what you are doing to protect our freedom here at home. Your sacrifice is not forgotten by most of us. You are in our prayers and we love each and every one of you. Keep up the great work you are doing and do not be discouraged. We are supporting you and would do more if we could.” — Donald, USMC (Ret.) and Betty Jo (Citrus Heights, CA)

“Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy, prosperous and safe New Year to everyone!” — Leda, Tomi, Serpico, Raider and Alan

“Thanks! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!” — War

“You all are my family now, you are putting your life on the line every day for all of us, even the ones that don't support you. Merry Christmas ... think happy thoughts, and please come home SOON. Be safe. Hugs and kisses from a 56-year-old daughter that had a very proud Marine dad (WWII) recently pass away. He and you are ALWAYS in my thoughts and prayers.” — Peggy (Virginia)

“Especially those in combat in the Middle East: HUHAA!!! Thank you and bless you and your loved ones.” — Edward Reese, Maj. (Ret.)

“First, thank you Jamie for your coverage and great stories of our military men and women, please continue this effort. We must never forget, not even for one minute, of the sacrifices our military men and women have done, are doing, and will continue to do, for all of us. May God bless, protect, comfort and provide for those serving in the military and particularly, may God send his angels to protect each and every man and woman in harm's way wherever he or she may be. ” — Joe

"Thank you for strength, your courage and your belief in the U.S. We admire you and appreciate you. May God bless you." — Sandra (Carbondale, IL)

"Merry Christmas to you. You're doing a great job keeping terror at bay in the Mideast, rather than on Main Street, USA. Thanks for keeping us safe and helping the brave Iraqis that long and hunger for liberty. God bless you. You remain in my prayers daily." — Al (Vanceburg, KY)

"Merry Christmas, to our brave, heroic troops! You are all in our thoughts and prayers, this Christmas, and every day. Thank you so much for your service! You are true heroes! God bless you, every one!" — Janice (Tallahassee, FL)

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