Irregardless of your political preferals or your personal beliefs, I’m certain you admire and respect the men and women of the armed forces. Their bravery, dedication, and loyalty are unmatched. Whether or not their service costs them their life, their service costs them their life….any hope of a normal one, that is.
We’ll probably never know how much their service - especially these past 5 years – has spared us. Each and every one of us owes a debt to them we could never repay, and a debt they’d never ask us to repay. They threw normal out the window to serve their country and thier fellow Americans. Think of how their own families have been ripped apart! I can’t even get my mind around all the tears that I know have been shed – on birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, and other so-called normal days. My heart goes out to all the loved ones and the service men and women as well.
I think we should all show them our support. One of the most obvious symbols for this support is a yellow ribbon….like the one at the top of the post. If you have a blog, website, or forum – I’d LOVE for you to put this ribbon somewhere prominent. Show the world how grateful and appreciative you are.
Personally, I know the war had to be fought – you don’t let anyone mess with your family and get away with it. EVER. You leave no room for them to think, “Oh…I just might do that again..” We know what happens when that window’s left cracked.
Having said that, I may be wrong (and it wouldn’t be the first time) – but I think it’s time to bring them home. I think they’ve more than done what they set out to do – and what their country has asked them to do. It’s time to bring them home and let our own country start healing. I would have loved nothing more than to see President Bush pull them out and bring them home by Christmas.
The thought makes me cry as I’m sitting here typing it all in. I have a husband and I have children – and my heart goes out to those who are facing another holiday without their’s around the tree with them.
So whether your viewpoint is “I support the troops – and want them to keep serving.” or “I support the troops – now bring them home!” – please wave the yellow ribbons on your site or blogs until they are brought home to us.
I want to see the internet covered with yellow, so take one and pass it along!