Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

The toll continues to climb. As I write this, 4300 American lives have been lost in Iraq, and 686 so far in Afghanistan. It may have climbed further by the time you read this. The toll of lives other than American is beyond count and imagination. And then there is the toll of other lives destroyed by psychological problems, lost limbs, disfiguration - it goes on and on.





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10 comments:

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Will the fighting ever end? Why can't everyone in the world just get along? What is it with people and power? How many more must die because of a power struggle?

Dianne said...

Amen Bobbie

G. Harrison said...

There are many yellow ribbons tied to trees in my neighbourhood north of the border, because Canadian troops are also in Afghanistan.

War touches so many people in intense, and often problematic ways.

Gord H.

Trannyhead said...

I'm glad to see a Memorial Day themed post. Thanks!

Deborah Godin said...

Amen Bobbie and Jimi!

Daryl said...

Thanks to all who have served and continue to serve to protect us all.. may they come home safely and soon

Sylvia K said...

I second Dianne's response, AMEN to all you have said!

Mare said...

God bless the families of the departed, and the families of those who returned wounded. It is all very sad.

Kay said...

Totally agree with you, Bobbie.

Mountain Living said...

So true - violence only brings more violence.