Family, friends, and sometimes even troops themselves send I-Report salutes nearly every day to U.S. military serving their country away from home. Take a look below as family and friends share stories of the troops they love.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Four-year-old's salute to father

Jacob Sparks of Papillion, Nebraska, salutes his father, Maj. Alan Sparks, and cousin, Chris Angell.
Thank you Jacob. That was absolutely beautiful and it brought me to tears. You should be very proud of your dad and of yourself. We all are.
What a wonderful tribute, Jacob. I am sure your Dad really appreciates it. May your Dad, your cousin, and all your family have a very Merry Christmas. God bless.
Oh Thank You thank you Jacob for such a sweet beautiful song to your daddy and cousin! You sang it so wonderfully! I hope and pray your daddy and cousin come home soon, I know how much you miss them! Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Thank you Jacob for a job well done!! Your dad & cousin are so proud of you!! Wishing you & your family a Merry Christmas & a Happy blessed New Year and safe return for your family!! God Bless you.
Every weekday morning on Headline News' Morning Express, anchor Robin Meade and her team do a shout-out to U.S. troops by showing off photos and videos sent in by their loved ones. Tune in every hour between 6 and 10 a.m. to see the salutes on air, or click through the archives on this page.
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