Friday, April 25, 2008


Nelishia sent this to me.  This is something you will never see in the mainstream media.  We owe all of our military personnel, no matter what their jobs are, regardless of whether or not they go into combat, no matter when, a debt that we can never, never repay.  Saying "thank you" is so precious little, and doesn't even come close to covering it.
Very touching and so sad!!! 

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  terrorists.


You  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.



ma24179 said...

That brought tears to my eyes... so true. -Missy

scottsoperson said...

obama was one of the leaders of farrakhan's million man march.

an hamas-linked group may have been raising money for obama.

scottsoperson said...

according to a zogby poll, 72% of US troops in iraq want out of iraq.

wwfbison said...

Oh this made me cry.

angelrose2u said...

this is heart breaking. we all have to hold them up in prayer. Like that song"somebodies praying me through"
I am glad you found my journal and wrote in it. we are all family and know time is near. we must share and pray for one another.
I am going to make a short entry tonight,come visit maybe it will bless you

Blessings to you

queeniemart said...

That is REALLY powerful, Dirk. Thanks for sharing it.
take care!

randlprysock said...

Oh my goodness I am going to try and bite my tongue next time I have a problem.  
Thank you.

inquestoftruth said...

Every time I see this, it breaks my heart, for so many different reasons.  
We just grow weary sometimes....