11 11 2011

Freedom is not free.  It comes at a price.  I live in northern New York just outside of Fort Drum, headquarters of the 10th Mountain Division.  Drum is one of the most heavily deployed Army bases in the United States.  It may be the heaviest.

I have seen soldiers return from war—if they even do.  Many have paid with their lives.  Those coming home face challenges that only a soldier who has seen the hell that is war could possibly understand.  Families in shambles, mental health challenges (read PTSD), some no longer having limbs.  And more.

Say thank you.  Just do it.  They’ve all willingly thrown themselves under the bus for you.




2 responses

12 11 2011

Very true Chris! Many of us don’t understand the hell that war is because we’ve never been there.

12 11 2011
Christian Fahey

Excellent point, Costa. I can’t fathom the price some are still paying, long after leaving their theatres of war.

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