Sacrifices for our Country

United States
September 6, 2008 1:05am CST
I have been an Army Wife for only 7 years, but sadly, I have to admit that I never put much thought (if any thoughts at all) into the Military, their families or the sacrifices that were made for my freedom. Now, I am living the very life that I never took time to respect before. It has taught me alot and has caused me to become more sensitive to others -- even if I've never been in their situation before. Do you ever think about the sacrifices that are made by soldiers and their families? What are some of the things you know or have heard about their lives and what they go through during deployments, etc.... Regardless of views on the war, do you think it is right or wrong to refuse to support the troops? Please share your views.
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@radon1284 (140)
• Philippines
6 Sep 08
I been Also in military before, Yes it is good to support there because you dont what sacrifice they made when they are in duty their life is always in danger at anytime even they are asign to the office because anytime they went to warno quistion ask You what this is the motto of a soldier " Serve people before you family or yourself" Now as you read the between the line serve the people but dont you think you are also the people whom they protect they deffended our freedom even the cost of there life. My answer is support them not because they are your family or your friends but beacuse they you deffendant tthey care you much other will do respect them.
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@despompa (472)
• Philippines
21 Oct 08
i don't think we can refuse to support the troops. lucky us that we're not one them my husband is also in the military and i understand how their wife and children feel whenever they're off for deployment. it's not easy at all, though some will say that they are used to it but when D-day comes, you'll definitely be tormented to let go of your husband specially if the mission is very complicated. we can't tell if this is the last goodbye, all we can do is hope for their safety and return.
@lkoenig07 (289)
• United States
12 Oct 08
I am the same way. Before I was a Marine wife, I didn't really think too much about those who served & their families. Now it seems like that's all I ever think about lately.
• United States
9 Oct 08
I don't have relatives int he service, but I love the troops. My mom and I send boxes and Christmas trees,etc...to them. We are working on some packages now. They have my love, prayers, and packages. I respect them. They risk their lives for us. We need to support them. People say they do with little words but words to other people are not enough. When they read about what is going on back here with people I wonder if they really think what they go through is appreciated. You and yours are in my prayers. Much love and respect.