the new blog/ Pat Tillman article
Thursday, November 03, 2005
The new blog still has to be accessed through the home page... we are working on a link through this part of the site... I have posted a thought provoking article on Pat Tillman... you can access it through the home page table of contents under BLOG... Ellis
Posted: Oct 08, 2005 8:32:03 pm
Great article Ellis. I admire your ability to balance the honoring of Pat Tillman's sacrifice (and that of countless less familiar names of our sons and daughters) with the ability to stay questioning about why we are there.
This past summer I was fortunate enough to visit Arlington National Cemetery. At the Memorial to Woemn in the Armed Services which is near the man ientrance gate, I stumbled across a fascinating exhibit called "Faces of the Fallen". I would highly recommend a visit to the exhibit for those in the area, or to their web site, www.facesofthefallen.org/ for those who are not. Regardless of where you stand on the war, I think we need to understand the price we are paying. Freedom is not free, and many fine men and women are daily paying our part. God bless them.
Posted: Oct 08, 2005 9:44:37 pm
I was picking up a fax one day at a flowershop near Quantico Miltary Base in Triangle, VA. A woman came in who was in charge of funeral services for the cemetary there, which is part of Arlington National Cemetary.
She said that the suicide rate among the soldiers was very high, and she was seeing these boys sent home among the fighting victims in high porportions. Many of the soldiers in Iraq are very young, and are facing incredible stresses there. Many of the soldiers are also losing their home lives to divorce because of the long stays. Many have also lost their jobs in the states because of the long tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Family pressures, money pressures,pressure of an invisible enemy.
They sacrifice more than bodily harm by being there. God bless 'em... I hope there is a way for them to come home soon, that is somehow good for the Iraqi people too.
Posted: Oct 13, 2005 11:20:10 am
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