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Last Post 05 Mar 2011 08:16 PM by Old Guard2. 1 Replies.
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05 Mar 2011 06:45 PM
    What are people thinking about these days concerning our troops in our latest war?
    Defenders of Freedom or cannon fodder?
    The ball's in your court....
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dy...06938.html
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    05 Mar 2011 08:16 PM
    I can't imagine what Gen Kelly must have been going through delivering that speech after losing his son. I'm not sure what my emotional state would be. As far as the answer to your question, I think most if not all in here would agree defenders of freedom and support in every & any way possible. But... If someone can't see their way to defend or accept the war(s) we are in, I am so thankful the military isn't treated like it was. My boyfriend was in the Army from 78-82. While VietNam was in a slow down to rear view mirror sort of mode, he was not treated favorably at all by people. My ex-husband went into the CG in 85. While no one has ever looked down on him or made comments or pulled their children away from, even in 85 it was still not so readily accepted. Now my son is active duty... Complete strangers on the street have walked up to him to say thank you and shake his hand. He has never been called names, he has never seen the look of hate or fear or distrust in someone's eyes because he is in a uniform. I thank God for that each and every day! I can understand some people not supporting the war but I will never understand not supporting a soldier, sailor or airman for defending our nation and our freedoms.
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