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Friday, 27 July 2007
01:08:10 AM (GMT)
These men and women deserve all of our respect!

*Turn up your volume*

You stay up for 16 hours.
He stays up for days on end.

You take a warm shower to help you wake up.
He goes days or weeks without running water.

You complain of a "headache", and call in sick.
He gets shot at as others are hit, and keeps moving forward.

You put on your anti war/don't support the troops shirt, and go meet up with your friends.
He still fights for your right to wear that shirt.

You make sure you're cell phone is in your pocket.
He clutches the cross hanging on his chain next to his dog tags.

You talk trash about your "buddies" that aren't with you.
He knows he may not see some of his buddies again.

You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls.
He patrols the streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists.

You complain about how hot it is.
He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his helmet to wipe his brow.

You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong.
He doesn't get to eat today.

Your maid makes your bed and washes your clothes.
He wears the same things for weeks, but makes sure his weapons are clean.

You go to the mall and get your hair redone.
He doesn't have time to brush his teeth today.

You're angry because your class ran 5 minutes over.
He's told he will be held over an extra 2 months.

You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight.
He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home.

You hug and kiss your girlfriend, like you do everyday.
He holds his letter close and smells his love's perfume.

You roll your eyes as a baby cries.
He gets a letter with pictures of his new child, and wonders if they'll ever meet.

You criticize your government, and say that war never solves anything.
He sees the innocent tortured and killed by their own people and remembers why he is fighting.

You hear the jokes about the war, and make fun of men like him.
He hears the gunfire, bombs and screams of the wounded.

You see only what the media wants you to see.
He sees the broken bodies lying around him.

You are asked to go to the store by your parents. You don't.
He does exactly what he is told even if it puts his life in danger.

You stay at home and watch TV.
He takes whatever time he is given to call, write home, sleep, and eat.

You crawl into your soft bed, with down pillows, and get comfortable.
He tries to sleep but gets woken by mortars and helicopters all night long.

If you support your troops, the click "reply to poster" copy all the codes, and repost the bulletin.

If you don't support your troops well, then don't re-post. You won't die in 7 days, your love life won't be affected, and you won't have the worst day ever. You don't have to repost. It's not like you know the men and women that are dying to preserve your rights.

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To copy, just hit the reply button and copy and paste the codes

icygirl says:   17 October 2008   349982  
Very nice post!
Misteriosa says:   11 August 2009   617317  
Quite interesting, really. I love when people put up posts like this,
and honestly show the people out there who think they know what
they're fighting about that they don't know it all. Go TROOPS (but
come back too [:D])!
tiggerlemon101 says:   2 September 2009   468265  
This was in an e-mail.  I've gotten it about six or seven times.  I
LOVE it.  Sure, war isn't the answer, but letting peopel die isn't the
answer either.  It's like picking the lesserof two evils.  *shrugs

This is so sad... so beautiful, but sad.  
‹MissDelaney› says:   13 December 2009   783176  
I support wholly these men who are serving in the army, and I pray
for their safety. 
I do not support the war in which they serve, because we are not
solving any problems and have not for eight years. We could be
bringing our boys home.
Army_Kinda_Girl says:   12 April 2010   894687  
I Support, Love And Respect All Men And Women Who Serve Our Country,
And Alot Of People Don't Know How Much A Soldier Gives Up To Serve.
And They Need To. When I'm 17 I Plan To Join U.S Army, And I Can't
Wait To Serve. Remember To Support Love And Respect The Men And Women
Who Fight Each And Everyday.
OffLimits says:   26 April 2010   469985  
i know this is a late comment, but i do understand the meaning of
this diary entry and the sad truth of it made me want to cry.
this really - how do you say it? - opened my eyes to the violence of
FutureSoldier says:   24 July 2010   809269  
Love your post i have two page about out Soldiers.
FutureSoldier says :   24 July 2010   754439  
I ment to say our lol


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