Thursday, September 11, 2008

remembering

   i know today we remember 9/11 and all those who lost their lives to that event   i would also like us to remember the soldiers who have since went to war because of that event...today, of all days, i ran into Danny   for those new to my journal, Danny is one of my former co-workers at the post office   Danny was a Marine Reservist who spent time on the front lines in Iraq at the start of the war   he was returned there again doing patrol in some of the treacherous places for another year   they wanted to send him a third time, but he decided to discharge from the Marines   he has 3 young girls, 2 newborns at the time of the second tour   he wanted to watch them grow up   but also the war has really affected him   he told me today he's working on retiring from the Marines and the post office   it's all too much for him now   he's seeking treatment again   i don't know his diagnosis, but i'm guessing PTSD   anyways, i'd like for us to remember our soldiers past and current who have been affected from 9/11 as well   may we keep them in our prayers so they may heal and move on with life normally    my son also returns there in about a month   may our prayers and our votes elect us a president who will bring our troops home permanently giving the Iraqis their country back while giving our soldiers back to US    we have not forgotten, we will never forget....

2 comments:

ksquester said...

I think you're probably right on the PTSD.  It is a terrible day in history.  Anne

midwestvintage said...

  A terrible dark day in history.  One that should never be forgotten.


                                Julie