Friday, March 13, 2009
In their shoes !
I have a friend who sons is in the Army and has already done four tours of duty .
My question is how many tours do the young men and woman have to do before we can say that is enough !
He has been called back for a fifth tour and the stress is too much for his family .
His father has had two strokes because of the stress. His Mother has had fallen in to deep depression because of the worry,and he himself is starting to show signs of war fatigue.
He hasn't been deployed yet because he is waiting for his child to be born ,he has to leave right after .
There are many families that have these same troubles and still my question is how much is enough .
Are we going to end up with another generation of solders that will be ruined for life.
The scars from war last a life time,that is even if they make it home, to have a life .
As an American I am proud of our people in uniform and the GREAT job they have done in keeping our country safe.
Isn't it time to say enough is enough and let our troops come home while they still can .
Mothers that spend days wondering if the sons and daughters will come home .
Wives crying at night over husbands that are not there.
Babies growing up without knowing daddy ,only a picture,or a voice on the phone.
These families are suffering as much as the troops ,they live it everyday .
What do we do as a people for all who have suffered ?
Stand behind them all the way,support their families in what they need ,and pray to GOD that this war ends soon so they can all come home !
For you MEL !
Posted by Laura at 9:53 PM