Sunday, April 27, 2008

Support & Remember our Troops

You stay up for 16 hours …
They stay up for days on end.

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

You complain of a 'headache', and call in sick.
They get shot at as others are hit, and keeps moving forward.

You put on your anti war shirt, and go meet up with your friends.
They still fight for your right to wear that shirt.

You make sure that your cell phone is in your pocket.
They clutch the cross hanging on the chain next to their dog tags.

You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls/boys.
They patrol the streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists.

You complain about how hot it is.
They wear their heavy gear, not daring to take off their helmet to wipe their brow.

You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong.
They don’t get to eat today.

You're angry because your meeting ran 5 minutes over.
They are told that they will be held over an extra 2 months.

You call your girlfriend/boyfriend and set a date for tonight.
They wait for the mail to see if there is a letter from home.

You criticize your government, and say that war never solves anything.
They see the innocent tortured and killed by their own people and remember why they’re fighting.

You are asked to go to the store by your parents. You don't.
They do exactly what they are told even if it puts their life in danger.

You stay at home and watch TV.
They take whatever time they are given to call, write home, sleep, and eat.

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

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