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Originally posted by SUICIDEHK45
reply to post by wheresthetruth
Seeing all the faces of the fallen is so sad. I think there should be electronic bilboards displaying these face 24/7 so people won't forget the sacrifices made by these brave men and women.
Originally posted by Zamini
Come on, get real...these people signed up themselves. They signed up to go to a warzone, participate in war, hold rifles, control tanks, throw grenades and whatnot. Of course death is going to be part of the package.
Some sign up for the money, others sign up because they want to be honored as heroes. Some because they lack better choices but mostly all are influenced by the powers that be into believing the military serves the country. Most are tricked into believing the military is a force of good. How wrong some were to have had to pay with their lives.
Frankly speaking I thought the people who frequent this site had already thought this out a little, but obviously I was wrong or I could be making a wrong observation.
Instead of calling them heroes and holding facade parades for the ones who are lucky enough to make it back...villify the military. Spit at the parades, call them lousy bastards, do what you can to keep YOUR LITTLE KIDS FROM GROWING UP TO BECOME CANNON FODDER.
Oh, and military apologists needn't bother with the patriotic bull. If even the slightest bit of that were to be true you would take darned good care of your veterans.
We're supposed to deny ignorance and not perpetuate it and enable the powers that be to have a supply of trigger happy younglings, ready to get blown up.
Use some common sense, maybe then we wouldn't need to grieve countless heroes' deaths and instead we could celebrate life while it lasts.
[edit on 19-7-2010 by Zamini]
[edit on 19-7-2010 by Zamini]
Originally posted by wheresthetruth
reply to post by Zamini
Yes, signing up for a military that seems to be in a constant state of war means that you sign up to potentially die. There is no disputing that.
This is about honoring that sacrifice and honoring the memory of the ones that are brave enough to sign the contract. More people do not sign up than do in their lifetime.
You are also right that a lot of them sign up for the benefits that come from service. They dont want to go to some foreign country and fight in a war they may not believe in, but they do it anyway. Its a sense of duty and discipline and honor.
This electronic wall is as symbolic as the wall for those that never came back from Vietnam (another instance where your comments were the same comments that others had). It is a memorial.
You do not have to agree with the war. As an American citizen, you should at least honor the memory of the ones that gave their life in the line of duty.
There are memorials like this for police, fire, heck even the CIA has a memorial wall for spies that die in the line of duty. Its about honoring sacrifice.