of course I remember all the troops which spend the holidays far away of their families in unsettled regions of the world. I was a soldier long enough to understand what it means to spend the Christmas days there.
Especially I'm thinking of the German and Austrian soldiers they're spending the Christmas days in Afghanistan and Chad. Yesterday I heard about two attacks to German soldiers in Kundus (Afghanistan). Fortunately nobody was taken out there...
I don't pray (because I don't believe in a diety) but I remember, hope and wish that they have the power, the fortune and the equipment to come home saved and well again. My thoughts are near them and their families especially during these days.