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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Instead if complaining about the war, Thank God for our Military

Two of my brothers are Marines they joined AFTER the war started. I am so proud of them and even though some of these images are disturbing, so if you are squeamish don't look, we need to remember to be thankful for our Military and remember that while we may not like what is going on, I mean who likes war??, we should speak about our military with pride, Praise God we have such wonderful men and women willing to risk their lives not only for US here in the USA, but for our neighbors around the world. I am so proud of all of our service men and women. And yes even our President yes he fumbles sometimes, He is human after all. And with everything that has happend thank the Lord we have had such good caring man in charge of our country. God Bless America and God Bless our Military!!!

From: CaSpEr347
Date: Jul 31, 2007 4:27 PM

*Turn up your volume*

You stay up for 16 hours.
He stays up for days on end.

You take a warm shower to help you wake up.
He goes days or weeks without running water.

You complain of a "headache", and call in sick.
He gets shot at as others are hit, and keeps moving forward.

You put on your anti war/don't support the troops shirt, and go meet up with your friends.
He still fights for your right to wear that shirt.

You make sure you're cell phone is in your pocket.
He clutches the cross hanging on his chain next to his dog tags.

You talk trash about your "buddies" that aren't with you.
He knows he may not see some of his buddies again.

You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls.
He patrols the streets, searching for insurgents and terroristsYou complain about how hot it is.
He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his helmet to wipe his brow.

You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong.
He doesn't get to eat today.

Your maid makes your bed and washes your clothes.
He wears the same things for weeks, but makes sure his weapons are clean.

You go to the mall and get your hair redone.
He doesn't have time to brush his teeth today.

You're angry because your class ran 5 minutes over.
He's told he will be held over an extra 2 months.

You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight.
He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home.

You hug and kiss your girlfriend, like you do everyday.
He holds his letter close and smells his love's perfume.

You roll your eyes as a baby cries.
He gets a letter with pictures of his new child, and wonders if they'll ever meet.

You criticize your government, and say that war never solves anything.
He sees the innocent tortured and killed by their own people and remembers why he is fighting.

You hear the jokes about the war, and make fun of men like him.
He hears the gunfire, bombs and screams of the wounded.

You see only what the media wants you to see.
He sees the broken bodies lying around him.

You are asked to go to the store by your parents. You don't.
He does exactly what he is told even if it puts his life in danger.

You stay at home and watch TV.
He takes whatever time he is given to call, write home, sleep, and eat.

You crawl into your soft bed, with down pillows, and get comfortable.
He tries to sleep but gets woken by mortars and helicopters all night long.


If you don't support your troops well, then don't re-post. You won't die in 7 days, your love life won't be affected, and you won't have the worst day ever. You don't have to repost. It's not like you know the men and women that are dying to preserve your rights.


jules said...

Wow! Thank you for this. I needed a reminder that this war is NOT all about what the media/ politicians tell us. Thank your brothers for me, for serving us all.

TnFullQuiver said...

Thanks for taking the time to share this with us. My husband served in the military for 12 years, and my heart is still very soft for our military. However, as life gets busy I often forget to pray for them. Pictures are worth a thousand if not a million words, and they help remind me of a fraction of what our military is going through. I will be stepping up my prayers for these precious soldiers.
grace and peace,

Anonymous said...

Wow, those were amazing and touching photos. Thanks so much for sharing and God Bless our soldiers.