my small wish for memorial day  

lustmirror 63M
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5/30/2005 5:34 pm

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my small wish for memorial day

...I grew up through Viet Nam. I didn't go, had a high lottery number...237. But no one that I know who did go, came back 100%. Many didn't come back at all.
...I would like to think that we can start acclimating ourselves now, to be able to look a vet in the eye, even though he or she may have given a limb in service to our country. The only way I know to be sure that we don't ignore that contact with a vet, is to be able to embrace anyone we meet, and not feel removed because of a severe injury. It is very probable, that in the conversation, it will come up...this is a vet. It would be a shame, literally, to find out after we squeezed through a portal, to escape an awkward encounter, that the person we dodged, lost an eye, or an arm, defending this country, and us. There are a lot of young people who are going to return home, and need the doors to be open.
...There is loneliness, and then there is real loneliness, the feeling that people just don't want to see you. Collectively, we are in this conflict, a dirty conflict, resulting in explosions designed to dismember. I would like to think that we would not also "dismember", or disremember any of our own who have committed to such an extreme experience.
...I believe that war is hell, and to return unharmed, is still to return very affected. We can never know, without listening, and we can't listen to someone we are ignoring.
...there is no clever way to wrap this up...I leave it as it is...
...To all who serve, in all capacities...
...(hand over heart)
...(wish there was a sign, such as...hand over heart, that a service person would recognize, as we see them in the airports, etc. a way to quickly say thanks, and not interupt their journey...)

MILFGoddess 44F

5/30/2005 7:30 pm

Bravo, lustmirror!

I myself am an avid support of soldiers past and present. This is their day--they deserve MUCH MORE than this.

They deserve never ending respect and probably more tangible things that the government isn't willing to give them. I hold the men and women who defend our country in the HIGHEST esteem.

For all who are serving currently or who have served and/or faught in the past--THANK YOU! This is one American who knows that your bravery wasn't/isn't in vain!

rm_Elysia2005 43F
412 posts
5/30/2005 7:33 pm

I can tell you right now... they don't mind being interrupted. For a handshake, a hug, or a heartfelt thank you. So many of my boys were scared about coming home, that they would be treated the same way the VietNam vets were, spit on and reviled... instead, an overwhelming number have returned home to cheers, to strangers thanking them for their service, to people offering to carry their bags, or giving up a seat on the plane to get the soldiers home that much sooner... I myself have paid the check for military members I've seen dining in restaurants, and actually had the same thing happen to me when I took a friend in the Guard out to dinner. He wore his uniform (was on the way home from a training) and before I could get the check, another diner could. It made both of us teary-eyed. There are dozens of other little ways to show support. If you want a few other suggestions, just send me a message and I'll be happy to let you in on my little secrets.

firecrotch32 45F  
30 posts
5/30/2005 8:26 pm

Well your post just touched my heart and I am active duty Air Force. So know you have reached out and touched at least one military member And ladies thank you for remembering females are in the service too...most of the time people assume it's my husband who is military being that he is male.

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/1/2005 6:08 pm

Very well said, lust....

My father went to VietNam... we were fortunate that all he came back with was a horrible case of hepatitis after serving there as a Captain in a Mash unit... I remember many a restless night sitting watching tv and wondering how close that hit was to my father...

He came back with "home movies" and asked us to watch closely.... and ask any questions we had at that time b/c he wasn't going to talk about it again. He held to that until just a few years ago when he finally began to showing the "home movies/slides" once again.

Amazing story.....

Amazing men/women who have served our country....

My heart certainly goes to them.....and wish them Godspeed in their missions and back home to their loved ones....

There are many AdultFriendFinder members who are members of the armed forces; I certainly send them the same wish to each and everyone of them....

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