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
'Our first Christmas apart'


This is a picture of my husband taken while he was out on patrol somewhere in Afghanistan.

I would just like to wish my husband a very very MERRY CHRISTMAS! He is currently serving in Afghanistan and this is our first Christmas apart. Love so much, your wife :-)

-- Sarah Graves of Coolidge, Arizona
I wish him a Merry Christmas also. Let him know he is not forgotten, but has the support of many. And may your Christmas void be filled with good memories of him, your love will bring him home. God bless you both.
Not too many things make me tear up, but all of these pictures and comments do. I want to wish our troops and their families happy holidays and we all want you to come back safe!!!
On CNN TV
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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