Sometimes in life, we have a chance to give back in life
some of what we are blessed with.
Great opportunities to give come once
in a lifetime, if we are lucky.
Small opportunities come daily.
I am a great believer in
the small opportunities.
Practicing random acts of kindness.
American heroes, those men and women that have put their life on the life,
so that we can enjoy the freedom we take for granted.
For a up front and personal look,
In yesterday’s Washington Post, and editorial piece called “A Life Wasted” was printed, written by the father of a Marine who was killed in Iraq. I have no idea what it’s like to lose a child in a war, but I have lost shipmates to terror. So while I mourn his loss, I disagree with Mr. Schroeder on Iraq being a waste.
A few weeks ago, the father of Sgt. Stokely wrote an article for Mudville Gazette on the loss of his son. He has expanded that article, and submitted it to the editors of the Washington Post as a rebuttal to Mr. Schoeder.
In hopes of fairness, and equal treatment of both points of view, I hope the Post will print his editorial piece also. He has given me permission to post here what he sent to the editors.
Washington post, from the Father of a Hero who paid in blood.
John and I are privileged to live in this beautiful country.
We hope that, as Americans we can move beyond ourselves to support those
who have put themselves into harms way for our sakes.
Soldiers angels is a foundation that gives freely, and wow I have been so humbled to be
privileged to become a part of this wonderful organization.
Our own American Hero,
Adopted,because we care..
His ~ Or her name is An American Soldier
Serving in The American Military.
Obviously , we know the name of the Hero we were privileged to adopt.
For up to date information on American heroes
Camp Katrina is a great place to start.
John and I may never hear from our “adopted” Hero.
But we will know in our hearts, that we have done our best to
give the small random things that will make a difference.
At least to us.
Who know what the price of freedom is.
And if we never ever hear from our hero, who cares..
It is not about getting, its about giving.
Small random acts of kindness.
There is a need for these valiant Americans to know we care.
For those of you, that remember that our freedom is
paid in blood, and has been since our country started.
Practice a act of kindness.
January 5, 2006 1 Comment