Wednesday, January 14, 2015

When a Soldier Comes Home …

By Terry Orr
(Thank you Mary for forwarding this email.)

When a soldier comes home, he finds it hard ... listen to his son whine about being bored. keep a straight face when people complain about potholes. be tolerant of people who complain about the hassle of getting ready for work. be understanding when a co-worker complains about a bad night's sleep. be silent when people pray to God for a new car. control his panic when his wife tells him he needs to drive slower. be compassionate when a businessman expresses a fear of flying. keep from laughing when anxious parents say they're afraid to send their kids off to summer camp. keep from ridiculing someone who complains about hot weather. control his frustration when a colleague gripes about his coffee being cold. remain calm when his daughter complains about having to walk the dog. be civil to people who complain about their jobs. just walk away when someone says they only get two weeks of vacation a year. be forgiving when someone says how hard it is to have a new baby in the house. 
The only thing harder than being a Soldier. 

...Is Loving one.

I was asked to pass this on and I will gladly do so!! Will you???

No one has been able to explain to me why young men and women serve in the U.S. Military for 20 years, risking their lives protecting freedom, and only get 50% of their pay on retirement. While Politicians hold their political positions, in the safe confines of the capital, protected by these same men and women, and receive full-pay retirement after serving one term. It just does not make any sense. 

If each person who receives this will forward it on to 20 people, in three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one proposal that really should be passed around.

Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution:

"Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States." 
"If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice," and these brave soldiers have given you that right!!

God bless our men and women who proudly serve and have served, their families for supporting them and a grateful nation and world for all you have and continue to do.

1 comment:

  1. Loyalty Duty Respect Selfless service Honor Integrity and Personal courage is what I gained from volunteering and joining the United States Armed Forces as a Paratrooper in the 82d ABN and serving with 7th SFG. I don't expect much from those who had better things to do than keep America and free people around the World.
    I do appreciate the families of the men and women who are grateful worldwide. I do not have time nor compassion anymore for those who would judge, blame or protest against the men and women who sacrificed time away from their loved ones, have been injured or lost their lives in the defense of freedoms they enjoy with no sacrifice or concern of anything but their own well being and liberty.