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Saturday, May 7, 2011

PTSD AWARE and some other musings

DAY#7
OSAMA BIN LADEN IS STILL DEAD


BRING MY BROTHERS HOME




VIOLENCE ISN'T ALWAYS THE BEST OPTION
BUT IS ALWAYS AN OPTION


WE KNEW THE JOB WAS DANGEROUS WHEN WE TOOK IT




FEELING MOROSE



I'M ALMOST DONE



LAST ONES


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"Dear Madam: I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant-General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom. 
Yours very sincerely and respectfully, 
Abraham Lincoln."


3 comments:

Ms. A said...

Having a friend (former Special Forces) that suffers from PTSD, helps me understand its effects.

Charlene said...

We should never have sent our soldiers to fight these wars. We were told Afghanistan 1 was to find Osama and his followers. We didn't find them. In Iraq we were told they were part of Osama's people and almost had a nuclear bomb. They weren't connected and didn't almost have a nuke. Afghanistan 2 was to find Osama and his followers. We found and got him and probably will find many more of his followers.

War is not the answer but the inciting of more questions.

We as citizens need to question more on the front end of wars because it sure is hard to get out of them. Now we need to devote ourselves to helping our soldiers as they return home.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

that makes me sad...