Today, Memorial Day, on the news there were several “heart lifting” stories about wounded solders and how they were coping with life. One story was about a solder, triple amputee, throwing out the first pitch at the Chicago Cubs baseball game. Another story about a solder who lost both legs and how brave his young wife is.
If you gave these men and women a choice, three limbs for a first pitch, or two legs for a brave wife, I am sure they would give up the first pitch and the brave wife.
Why are we not grieving for these solders and their families, instead we are cheering them at the ball park and telling them how wonderful it is to have a supportive family.
Where is the outrage that these people will have to suffer for the rest of their lives. WE get to feel good about ourselves because we cheered for the wounded soldier as he walks on two new artificial legs. We hug the brave wife and tell her how wonderful she is, but what happens when the cheers and hug are not there? WE get to look the other way and forget about the daily suffering that is heaped on people in OUR name.