For the American soldiers and American citizens

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Cheryl, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

    I received this from my adopted daughter, whose husband is in the Army. They were stationed in Germany for 6 years and just recently returned to Fort Bragg. He was deployed to several countries while she remained in Germany.

    Your alarm goes off, you hit the snooze and sleep for another 10 minutes.

    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 walks 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

    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

    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.

    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 crawls under a tank for shade and a 5 minute nap, only to be woken by

    You sit there and judge him, saying the world is probably a worse place
    because of men like him.

    If only there were more men like him!


    If you support your troops, re-send this to everyone you know,

    If it gets to another veteran who hasn't received it yet, it will bring back

    Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you,

    Jesus Christ and the American G. I.
    One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.
  2. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

    This is such an uplifting message and so true. Thank you for sharing.Walk in pease my sister God Bless------------Pk powell:smile2:

  3. MRR

    MRR New Member

    Thank you Cheryl for that post. You know the American people don't really relize how well they have it made.And they wouldn't have all these choices if it wasn't for the American Soldier fighting so we don't have to. GOD BLESS all our troops no matter what Branch they are in. They may all have the own opinion of how to do things but when push comes to shove thier all there togetther. So a big Prayer for them all and for the familys who are left behind. I my self was never in the service(couldn't go) but have a brother who put in 20 yrs during the Viet Nam era. So I do sort of know how familys feel. We was luck enough he came home in one piece. So PRAYERS BEING SAID!! GOD BLESS!!
  4. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

    Thanks for the great post Cheryl.
  5. kbgrillin

    kbgrillin New Member

    Thank you Cheryl for that post. I think we all take our military for granted sometimes. Thanks for reminding us all that they do and put up with. And thanks for reminding us what Jesus did also. GOD BLESS.
  6. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

    your first name
    Thanks for the post Cheryl, owe you some rep.
  7. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

    God Bless all the American soldiers :0a31:

    Heard an awesome song today by Mountain Heart, a prayer for the soldiers. It was beautiful. Has anyone else heard it?

    Take care.
  8. jim

    jim New Member

    Jacksonville NC
    Thanks, that is a great post.My son thanks you for your support,he is a First Sgt in the 3rd Inf Div at Ft Stewart,Ga and his wife, my daughter in law thanks you,she is a SFC in the same Div and my new grand daughter thanks you as she is a new Army dependant born to them last Mon.I cant tell you how much the support of the American people means to all the fighting forces.It was the one thing missing for us Vietnam vets,but it has been there beyond belief,ever since.All my Marines thank you also.:smile2:
  9. nitro

    nitro New Member

    Dover, TN
    Mighty fine post, Cheryl. Though I don't agree with our being there, I am 100% behind and for our troops. I was in during the Korean thing, and I still get goose bumps when I hear the National Anthem. I lost 10 good ship-mates and I will never forget the sound of Taps echoing through the ship.
    God bless all the service men and women.