Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


Remember our Warriors, keep them in your prayers and always be thankful for them.


A very joyous and blessed Thanksgiving to all!


“Handmade With Love” — More Ways to Show You Care!

Operation Gratitude Blog

HandmadewithLove Collage
Are you “crafty” and looking for ways you can use your time and talents to help us supportWI Volunteers deployed troops, new recruits, veterans and wounded heroes?

Here are some ideas for you!
Drawstring Bags
Scarves (and Hats!) for Troops
Paracord “Survival” Bracelets
Handmade Greeting Cards— find more inspiration and tutorials like this one online…

PPBy hand-making items, volunteers everywhere in the country can show their appreciation for the military community!

Recruit crafty friends and family to help — please feel free to download, print and share these flyers:

Made With Love
Volunteers Needed — Paracord “Survival” Bracelets
10 Easy Ways to Support the Troops

Shipping & Donation Info & Tips: Find infohere.

Don’t have time or the ability to make scarves, hats, greeting cards or paracord bracelets, but you still want to help? Consider donating yarn or 550 lb. paracord to us to distribute to crafty volunteers…

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Send a “Sweet Salute” to Our Troops this Holiday Season

Cinnabon Newsroom

Cinnabon, Inc. is proud to work with Operation Gratitude®, an organization that annually sends 100,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation to U.S. service members, veterans, and emergency first responders. The organization’s mission is to lift morale and express to our military and their families the appreciation and support of the American people.

Cinnabon® bakeries are helping to send Operation Gratitude care packages this holiday season by collecting donations and personal thank you notes from generous Guests. Cinnabon is also asking its fans to contribute in other ways. Here’s how:

In the comments section below, please take a few moments to write a note for our soldiers and their families. Our goal is to get at least 2,000 comments of thanks but, with your help, we know that we can exceed that goal. Please share this post with your family, friends, and co-workers and…

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Always Remember September 11th, 2001

May we never forget that fateful day 12 years ago. Let us remember those who lost their lives at The World Trade Centers, The Pentagon and in that Pennsylvania field. Let us also remember the selfless and valiant efforts of the first responders. They shall always be in our minds and in our hearts.


The World Trade Centers. September 11, 2001.

The World Trade Centers. September 11, 2001.

The Pentagon. September 11, 2001.

The Pentagon. September 11, 2001.

Flight 93 Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania. September 11, 2001.

Flight 93 Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania. September 11, 2001.

Photos of the Victims of September 11, 2001.

Photos of the Victims of September 11, 2001.

God Bless America.

God Bless America.

Remembering D-Day 6-6-44

Let us never forget the brave men who sacrificed all to ensure, not only our freedom, but the freedom of mankind. To those warriors, surrender was not an option, they would accept nothing less than full victory! They gave their last full measure of devotion to the cause of freedom. Let us always continue their fight for freedom, lest their sacrifices be in vain. May we always remember and honor them.

God bless our warriors! God bless America!

Let freedom forever reign!

Texas Flags to be Lowered to Half-Staff on Thursday April 4, 2013

Office of the Governor of the State of Texas sent this update out via e-mail, in regards to the Texas Flag status.

Governor Perry has issued the following directive:

The State of Texas has lost a valued elected official with the brutal murder of District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia. As a mark of respect for this brave public servant and his wife, it is fitting that flags in Texas be lowered to half-staff.

Therefore, pursuant to Chapter 3100 of the Texas Government Code and Title 4 of United States Code, as Chief Executive Officer and Governor of the State of Texas, I do hereby direct the lowering of all State of Texas and United States flags under the control of the state to half-staff in memory of the Honorable Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia, on Thursday, April 4, 2013. Flags should be returned to full staff on Friday, April 5.

 Our prayers of comfort are extended to the McLelland family in their time of grief, and I urge all Texans to remember and honor Mike and Cynthia’s service to the State of Texas.


Rick Perry



First of all, I’d like to welcome you all to my blog and thank you for taking the time to visit.

My name is Abigail, I’m also known as The Texas Phoenix, hence the blog name. Which I must admit is not a very creative name, but I had a few reasons for choosing it. 1) I’ve noticed that people seem to remember the name “The Texas Phoenix”. 2) I didn’t really feel like thinking of a better name, and 3) I AM “The Texas Phoenix”, it’s my blog and I’m full of myself. Alright, that last bit was a joke, well, sort of.

Those of you who know me from Twitter or Facebook, know that most of what I post is about Governor Rick Perry of Texas, and for those who don’t know me, well, now you know. So be prepared to see plenty about him, here.

Here on my blog I will be posting my opinions on topics which are widely discussed and topics that I feel are not discussed nearly enough. Every Friday I will do a “Governor Rick Perry: Week in Review” post, which will contain links to news articles that had anything to do with Governor Perry on that week.

I do NOT use profanity, to be honest I abhor it. So please do not use it in your comments. And since I’m on the topic of things not to do here, when referring to President Obama please don’t use those pathetic names that people use for him. Such as Ovomit, Obummer, and a host of others, which are so vulgar I will not repeat them. Please refer to him as President Obama, and if you feel that he is not your president, then simply refer to him as Obama.

I can think of nothing else to say in this first post. Only that I hope you enjoy my blog and that you will visit again.