Friday, May 26, 2006

A couple of op-ed pieces

For your Memorial Day weekend reading-

Victor, Not Victim

From 'Eternity' to Here



At May 26, 2006 6:09 PM, Blogger Alicia said...

Those were really good--thanks. It's just cool to have some inspiring reading, you know?

It's one of those things that you do in my life--you keep pointing out all the things about our country that are good (beyond "good:" --brave, noble, and uniquely American).

With the links between the Army and education, I've never thought of military personell as poor or uneducated--quite the opposite, as your husband was saying about accepting the danger; I think they're brave, and I think they're making an enormous sacrifice for the rest of us. (I know there are people who think that way, of're working to fight the image.)

I liked the point in the first article about victims, too. That's another subject I'd like to explore further--sometimes people come home from war genuinely damaged (there are those who say they all do), and of course they have a responsibility to still live and shine, not stepping into the victim mentality at all, but it does change them, you know? Like when you break a bone, and it's stronger when it heals, but different. I'd be interested in exploring that, too.


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