My sister forwarded this on to me and it has a great perspective on soldiers and coming home.
This email is being circulated around the world~~~please keep it going
When a soldier comes home, he finds it hard……to listen to his son whine about being bored.
….to keep a straight face when people complain about potholes
…to be understanding when a co-worker complains about a bad night’s sleep.
..to be silent when people pray to God for a new car.
….to control his panic when his wife tells him he needs to drive slower.
..to be compassionate when a businessman expresses a fear of flying.
….to keep from laughing when anxious parents say they’re afraid to send their kids off to summer camp.
….to control his frustration when a colleague gripes about his coffee being cold.
….to remain calm when his daughter complains about having to walk the dog.
…..to be civil to people who complain about their jobs.
…..to just walk away when someone says they only get two weeks of vacation a year.
….to be forgiving when someone says how hard it is to have a new baby in the house.
The only thing harder than being a Soldier…
Is loving one.
I was asked to pass this on and I will gladly do so!! Will you???
No one has been able to explain to me why young men and women serve in the U.S. Military for 20 years, risking their lives protecting freedom, and only get 50% of their pay on retirement. While Politicians hold their political positions In the safe confines of the capital, protected by these same men and women, and Receive full-pay retirement after serving one term. It just does not make any sense.
If each person who receives this will forward it on to 20 people, in three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one proposal that really should be passed around.
Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution: “Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States.”