Special Holiday Message for Our Nation's Deployed Service Members from The National Atheist Party
In the spirit of the winter holiday season, the National Atheist party extends its best to all theists and atheists serving our nation in the Armed Forces.
NAP recognizes the diversity of winter celebrations and the similarities they share - regardless of nationality, ethnicity or religion. The lighting of candles and fires on or about the winter solstice is meant by many to represent the rebirth of the planet after a long cold winter. The return of greenery, to be able to plant crops and the witnessing of new births of livestock.
The National Atheist Party and its members appreciate the sacrifices made by the men and women in uniform, and we honor them for their service during this time when the preparations for the spring months of major wars and battles are planned and organized. NAP also honors the families, husbands, wives, children and others for their own sacrifice, in not having their loved one home in the safety and comfort of his or her family’s arms.
"The atheist or non-religious serviceman or woman is often forgotten during this time of year" said Troy Boyle, President of the National Atheist Party "so we want to take this opportunity to recognize the fact that there ARE atheists in foxholes, and we appreciate their service and sacrifice, particularly during those times that their absence is keenly felt. ’Come home safe' is our message to them and our hope for their families."
For our atheists, agnostics, skeptics, and free thinkers serving our country’s needs, we send a message of good spirits, health and peace. The NAP and its members know how hard the winter holidays are for atheists in the military; a time that represents time spent apart from family, friends and festivities. We extend our support and strength, and to let you know that you are not forgotten.
To all those serving our nation, regardless of religious affiliation, may your winter celebrations bring you cheer and love, and may our nation find peace in 2013.
The National Atheist Party is a non-profit, 527 political organization devoted to issue advocacy and guided by the values of secular humanism and evidenced-based reasoning. The party seeks to politically represent U.S. atheists and all who share the goal of a secular government by gathering the political strength of secularists nationwide. To learn more about the party, visit www.usanap.org.
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