Troop Shout Outs!

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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“To all the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines: Thank you All for your sacrifice every day! I thank your families for the sacrifice they must experience. I truly appreciate what you are all doing! I appreciate what you’re doing to ensure my family’s freedom! You make me very proud to be an American! I pray for each and every one of you each night, as I do for my own family. Wish you all a Merry a Christmas and New Year, as you can have away from your homes. From a man that is to old to be there with you, or I would be!” — Douglas (North Carolina)

“Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you, our American Military, wherever you are, for risking your lives to let us enjoy Peace on Earth. Your gallantry and bravery will never be forgotten by we, the American people. We believe in you and we believe in your cause.” — Edward (Crossett, AK)

“Hi. My son is a U.S. Marine stationed at New River Air station in NC. He is CPL Michael J. Leone. This Christmas season, we are blessed that he will be home with us. Last year he spent Christmas in Iraq. We are truly blessed to be able to have him home this year. I would like to take this time to thank all of our military men and women who serve this great country of ours. I hope you all have a blessed holiday season whoever you are stationed. You are in our prayers.” — The Leone Family (Horsham, PA)

“Soldiers, you dudes rock, keep up the great work, and God bless you guys. Thank God for you guys defending us, because only you can do the right thing!” — Rick

“I pray for our brave men and women who are serving in our armed forces. As a veteran, I left two times on a troop ship on Christmas eve. Just make your Christmas celebration as best as you can, knowing that your friends, loved ones, and fellow countrymen are with you in spirit. God bless.” — R.L. (Elk Grove, CA)

“I thank God every night for you brave men and women who are protecting our country. I pray for God to keep you in his hands and will bring you home. In this war between good and evil, I know that because of all of you, good will prevail. God bless you all and may God bless America.” — Nancy (Maine)

“As an old soldier, we made the young soldiers pay before we accepted them as one of us. I see these young soldiers through prideful, teary eyes because they are well trained and move with purpose. We were nothing compared to what these young soldiers are today. I only wish I could be accepted by them as one of them. All I can do is to watch their back here at home while they are away.” — Dick (Lafayette, LA)

“There are no words to express my sincere thanks to all who have sacrificed time with family and time at home to risk it all, so that we in the United States can go about our lives in peace and safety. And, to do what you can to help the people of Iraq - to even begin to taste what we so take for granted. You all are in my prayers, that God will be very present in your lives and in every place you go. Be encouraged, do not believe what the main stream media is reporting, or what some politicians will say thinking - it is just the P— C thing to say.” — Judy (Fort Dodge, IA)

“ We want to say Merry Christmas to all of the troops and their families. We love each and every one of you and are proud and thankful for what you do for us each and every day. Our prayers are with you.” — Dave and Angie

“Thank you for making us feel as safe as we do. My heart is forever loving you for protecting me! May God bless you.” — Janie (Louisville, KY)

“As the father of two United States Marines, my heart is bursting with pride. Yet I can feel the sorrow of families whose warriors have paid the ultimate price for the liberties and freedom that we enjoy. I pray that we as a nation show our appreciation by continuing to support these families in their time of sorrow and need.” — Les (Sicily Island, LA)

“My son, Bart Thompson, is in the Texas National Guard at Ellington Field between Houston and Galveston, Texas, where they maintain Apache helicopters. He (they) are currently deployed to Iraq. His 7-year-old son's dream is to grow up and be an ‘Army man.’ I could not be more proud of my son and all other military personnel who risk life and limbs to keep us safe and spread democracy around the world. Merry Christmas and God bless each and every one of them.” — Virginia (Knoxville, TN)

“I would just like to say, thank you to all the troops at home and abroad who are serving our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. We salute you, and are so proud of all of you! I have a son set to serve in the U.S. Army, another son to serve in the U.S. Air Force and another son who continues to serve as a captain in the Air Force, stationed at Nellis Air Force Base at Las Vegas, NV. I know the heart of a mom who worries about the dangers and risks involved. I pray for your safety and your families. For those who have served and continue to serve, I salute you! May God bless you and keep you safe! Come home soon!” — B.J. (Muscle Shoals, AL)

“We in this country are forever in debt to the people in the military who stand guard over our freedom 24/7. Those who performed this task in the past are also owed this debt. Without these brave souls who are willing to sacrifice all, our freedom would be lost. I am a proud Mom — one of my sons is part of this effort. He is deployed in Afghanistan. Thank you to all our military.” — Daniel (Lakeland, FL)

“No matter what branch of service - how very proud and humbled I am to know that there are men and women, such as yourselves, that are dedicated to the service of our country. While others have said it far better than I can, it is important to me that you know, it is because of your resolve, dedication and sense of decency that we all sleep better. When I saw an interview on FOX News, such as Sean Hannity's recent trip to Iraq, where he spoke with a number of young soldiers, my heart swells with pride as I marvel at the caliber of young people we, as a nation, are producing. Then my soul feels a sense of peace because I know our country and its people will be just fine, this generation will see to it. God bless all of you and I wish you a safe and fruitful journey.” — Anne (La Grande, OR)

“My husband is currently on his fourth tour in Iraq. My oldest son is currently on his first tour in Afghanistan. To all the troops overseas, we love you and miss you this holiday season. Please know that you will always be in our Hearts and prayers. Be safe and come home soon.” — Petra, Proud Army Wife and Mother (Paris, TX)

“I want to give a shout out to my mom, my stepdad and cousin. We are all stationed in FT Hood, Texas. My mom will be going over to Iraq; I want to tell her good luck on your trip and we all miss you. We are all soldiers stationed in Texas together and this is our job. From my great— grandfather to me, this is our mission to keep the fighting out of my home front. We need no special thanks, just know we are doing what must be done.” — Jacob (Fort Hood, TX)

“To each and every Soldier, Sailor, Marine and Guard out there — Thank you for serving, and may God bless you this Christmas!” — Tim

“Hey troops — I have handed the baton to you to finish the race. I know I have handed it to someone who was trained to do their jobs.” — A Veteran

“To all our men and women in our country's military service, in far away lands, or in harms way anywhere in the world. Thank you and God bless.” — Chris

“To all our wonderful military! Thank you! God bless you! My son is one of you! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!” — Ray (Sellersburg, IN)

“I'd like to take this opportunity to say ‘Thank You’ to all the brave men and women in the military. I spent 13 years in the U.S. Army, I was in the Fifth Special Forces Group, attached to the 173rd Airborne while in southeast Asia. I know the hardships of military life, earning four Purple Hearts, two Silver Stars and a Bronze Star with V device. I'm now on 50% disability from the military. I have my own love of the aviators in the military, being partial to the Huey & Cobra's. Whether it was Dust-Off, Puff, or troop slick, I have been in them all. Keep up the good work!” — Patrick (Tonopah, AZ.)

” Every time I see an American flag I think of you (our troops) and all that you have sacrificed for our country and for my family. I realize that freedom comes at a high cost, and each of you willingly volunteered to pay that price. May God protect you, may he give you health and strength, wisdom and guidance as you do the difficult task of liberating and stabilizing Iraq and bringing democracy to a nation. Even though we don't like war because each of you that is injured or killed is such a high price to pay, we do believe that what your are doing will make America safer from terrorism. Don't let the media discourage you, what they report is NOT how Americans view our troops. We love and admire you for your courage, honor and sacrifice. YOU are the reason we are free. Be proud of what you are doing and always know that we Americans are so very proud of you. May God bless you, and may God always bless America.” — Rachel (Chatsworth, CA)

”Merry Christmas! I am so grateful for your sacrifice in order to provide freedom to me, my family and all Americans. Every night at dinner when we say our blessing my daughters thank God for our “brave soldiers who protect us from the bad guys. AMEN!” — Scott, (Baton Rouge, LA)

” Jamie, thanks for writing about the people in our services and for the great and positive attitude that you have for our military. I am continually dismayed and angry at the negative news that others in your field spout off every day and cannot for the life of me, figure out why they do so. Your article was a refreshing change and I too, admire and am eternally grateful for the work that our soldiers, navy people, and air force personnel do every day. Please convey my thanks to them along with my admiration.” — Harry (Green Bay, WI)