Our soldiers and our patriotism

United States
February 28, 2007 8:28pm CST
When the pledge comes over the intercom in the morning what do you do? Are you one of the many kids that stay in their seat nowadays? There are thousands of soldiers dying overseas to defend people like this and no one cares. I just do not understand this. Why do we not have greater respect and gratitude towards our flad and the people that help defend it? Let me know.
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@MntlWard (880)
• United States
1 Mar 07
I serve in the Army Reserve as well as active duty in the Navy. Too old for it now (plus I don't like the war in Iraq), but I support the troops and hope they come back home in one piece with all their parts intact. I don't get why some of the young guys who support the war aren't enlisting, though.
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• United States
2 Mar 07
I applaud you for walking up to the plate and serving your country. I also thank you for defending freedom and the things people take advantage of everyday. I intend to enlist in the National Guard in 9 months and hope to make an impact on this country as you already have.
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@MrsSgtB (289)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I think people are too caught up in the mainstream media and politics of it. I think they tend to forget that we have soldiers over there; they have loving families and have a life back here in the states after the war just like every other civilian out there. You rarely see anything about Afghanistan anymore and it is still a war. I will forever support our troops. Even if you do not agree with the war stand behind them. They are not the ones to have started this war but they are holding up to their oath in the service. My husband has missed the birth of our first born and her first 6 months of life and then missed her from age 1 to 2. Again, he will miss our second daughters first words, steps, and ect. Sometimes a sacrafice has to be done in order to have a future that looks brighter.