Sunday, July 19, 2009
Her heart and soul went out to him and his family. The soldier was a real hero, as were his comrades. As were the POW's she had watched daily during the Iraq invasion under Bush. She knew only a sliver of their fear. Admired them so much more than ever.
What could she or any other American do? Besides pray or send thoughts. Whatever feelings people had on the war on terrorism, she wanted to remember, to encourage others to remember that the men and women in uniform were fighting for the freedoms they all enjoyed, their way of life. War was not a game for them.
For all anyone knew, the soldier was alone among the enemy. Before, she had doubted the power of collective prayers or thoughts. That part of her thinking had changed forever. So she sent her thoughts and prayers now to him, to his family, to his girlfriend and friends.