Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day

I had a heckuva day at work today and so I am late with a Veteran's post for today.

I grew up in an Army family from the time I was in the sixth grade. If you grew up military, you know the mixture of pride and fear family members feel. If you grew up military, you know it is never just the soldier, sailor or marine that fights the wars or goes to work every day in that uniform. There's an entire family behind them.

Heroes. Going to work every day so others may live. It's really an amazing thing.

2 comments:

ramblingwoods.com said...

I can't imagine how it would be to live with such uncertainty and fear. I really admire them all so much and just hope that we take care of them when they come home..but I don't think we do a good enough job with the mental health issues that some returning vets have... Michelle

dsmcaron said...

I agree, Michelle. Actually the post commanders at Ft. Campbell and Ft. Hood had put some measures into place to prevent suicides. The Ft. Hood commander had gone even further and any work on weekends had to have his signature. His soliders were told to be off base by 6 p.m. and to go home to be with their families. They do try, but the issues are really enormous.