Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thank you.

There really are no words to express the gratitude I feel toward the brave men and women who have served, fought, and died for this country and our freedom.  It goes beyond whether I support or agree with specific military policy or action. Their sacrifice has touched every generation and most of our families in one way or another. 

Thank you.


Practical Parsimony said...

So true. Those were thoughts we need to keep in mind. I am thankful, too.

Carol Schultz said...

Yes, I was able to call both my sons today and say thank you. My thoughts are with and happy for those who are scheduled to return home by the end of the year. They deserve a warm welcome home.

Max said...

I've read your blog's title.
I've read this article.
I've seen this cover of this war movie.

What I am thinking is this:
Can there be something more grotesque and destructive than a mother who is glorifying war?

You can't talk yourself out of this by claiming to avoid labelling certain military actions as either 'wrong' or 'righteous'. With your article you gave your consent to every atrocity that takes place by means of war.

Yes, indeed these males and females had been sacrificed. Sacrificed in rituals that serve to satisfy the bloodlust and power-craze of the so-called elites.

Carol Schultz said...

Thank you Max for taking the time to read the blog.

Yes, I am thankful for those who have fought for our freedom and others. It was not a war we started but one in which we engaged to defend and protect.

Yes, there are some things worth fighting for. I have read much on the history surrounding WWII for example and cannot imagine what would have happened if the U.S. had not intervened. Is it grotesque, yes, as is the evil that seeks to overcome almost every generation.

Thank you again and may you find something in life that you too love enough to want to defend it if necessary.

Carol Schultz said...

The mission in Somalia in 1992 was an effort to bring food to the starving people. Warlords of the area were capturing the food with great force. Included is a link to a documentary that explains the mission and it's results.