A few years ago, I wrote an article for the May edition of a family magazine. For my research, I went to a few elementary schools and ask kindergarten and first graders, “What is an American Solider?” This morning while drinking my coffee and enjoying my peaceful view of the Gulf of Mexico my mind went to the men and women who have died so that we can be free to have moments such as these. I remembered the little faces who even at such a young age already knew the importance of our Soldiers. So this morning, while we remember those lives lost so that we can live free, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite definitions with you.



“Someone who fights for us so that we wont get hurt”

Lexie


“Someone who saves our life!”

Alexis


“Someone who is really brave”

Conner


“A person who saves people’s lives”

Ray


Somebody who risk their life to keep our country safe….my daddy is one”

Jillian


“Serves our country”

Parker


“Fights our wars for us”

Brihanna


“Sometimes they stand like statues”

Olivia


“Protects you from being killed”

Madison


“They give you freedom”

Paul


“A soldier helps slavery stop”

Jimbo


“Helps us attack bad guys”

Jacob


“They play army”

Mary


“Protect our pledge of allegiance”

Tamarcus


“Our most important people”

Deanjelia