so i know a few people that are going to take this as a straight dig, but its not meant to be. If you want to take offense – go right ahead. im not losing any sleep over it.

So when a person  joins the military it is a difficult thing to do indeed. You are sacrificing your life for our country in a fight that you yourself may see as unjust. It is an honorable thing to do by far. If a person didnt want to do it in the first place I could hardly see why they would sign up -unless they got drafted – then that just sucks.

And i understand it is difficult when a person leaves to go fight. You go months without seeing them – sometimes without hearing from them and you are always going to have that unsettling feeling lurking in the back of your mind.

so here is my two cents. If a person is going – they have to go – they committed to it. If they dont go, they could be seen as a coward and would be ridiculed by some of their peers or even face jail time. It could tarnish their records and prevent them from doing/obtaining several things in their life and be viewed as a dishonorable action.

So instead of saying “please dont go” to them, tell them that you are proud of what they are doing. Bite your tongue. Its difficult as it is to leave the ones you love behind – but it is even worse when they plead to you not to go even though you dont have a choice.

If people actually thought of how their words affected others before hand they might see the point that I am trying to relay.

God Bless Our Troops.