Note: Hank Miller, a former resident of Gloucester City has two sons serving in the military. He sent this message asking everyone for their prayers (Update January 31, 2017): Harry Miller, of Kitakyushu City, Japan died August 19, 2012 from lung cancer. He was 75 years old. Hank was the author of the semi-weekly CNBNEWS column When East Meets West which featured stories about the customs of Japan. He began writing the column for CNBNews in 2007 and continued to write it until two months before he died. He was also the founder of Miller English School of Japan.
As I reflect on this photograph, I see once again that not all the brave leave the "home of the brave" to enter battle; some are required now to be the brave of the home.
It is said a picture is worth a thousand words but it leaves me speechless and tears in my eyes. Would You Send This Please to others and ask them for their prayers.
We have a long list of good friends whose husbands are deploying to Iraq next month. One of the wives sent me this. We feel compelled
to send it on. Your prayers are deeply appreciated. These guys deserve our love, our hugs and most powerfully, our prayers.
I understand that life in Iraq is very difficult to bear right now. Our troops need our prayers for strength, endurance, and safety.
Send this on after a short prayer; please don't break it:
"Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need... Amen."
When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our troops around the world. There's nothing attached; just send this to all in your address book. Do not let it stop with you, please -- of all the gifts you could give a US Soldier, Sailor, Airman, or Marine deployed in harm's way, prayer is the very best!!!
Sincerely, Hank Miller