posted on Apr, 7 2003 @ 01:49 AM
I'm not in an imaginary world.
I just strongly view the world differently than you.
You think soldiers should live in Mansions.
I think soldiers should retire into tombs. Their families supporting their own ways, and the people of the nation respecting a day, to leave flowers
at the nameless catacombs. Where only the history of great events are remembered.
And the countless names are tossed together, indestinguishable from the rest.
I don't want to "argue" with you about it (which is why I said "I'm right") I am right...this is MY opinion.
I think you and Rush are making a mountain out of a Mole Hill.
I think that 9/11 and our soldiers are NOT comparable. And while I don't mind if the families of the fallen are supported by government pensions and
I think what's more important, is that the memory be honored.
What is money in that family's pocket if their loved one is a grass covered head stone somewhere, all but forgotten, with a mysterious "Veteran of
XXXX" upon it, but no one remembers what that "XXXX" was?
How often do you stroll through the Grave Yard and stare down at the endless head stones, and see "Sgt. Army WW2" upon them.
Or "PFC Army WW1"?
Nothing to me is more worthy of a payment than some recognition, and if my family has bread then that is good enough.
You should wander the cemetaries some time.
Maybe the way I think, will finally become understandable to you, when you find that "PFC Army WW2, born 1915 died 1943" plaque.
They and their families don't need money.
Go to the link provided by Cassini.
Actually I want to relate a story though, my Grandma told me of her friend she hadn't seen for a long time, since High School.
She told this just a few thanksgivings ago.
She and a good friend of hers, a boy she had a "crush" on in High School, hadn't been heard of her since then. She left Joplin Missouri, and never
saw him again.
And then she married a soldier, my Gramps, who was in the War, and things went from there.
And about 10 or so years ago, she went back to Joplin, to put a headstone for her mother, who never had a proper one. (Died when my Grandma was 3),
and she was in the cemetary.
And there was her Friend she hadn't heard from since high school. Laying there in the cold earth since '43.
You really think money to the families, is worth dog crap? As long as they don't die from starvation, they aren't "owed anything", but that
man's name should be in the registery that they plan for the WW2 memorial.
Which for some reason is nearly IMPOSSIBLE to make, and yet they have had a Vietnam Memorial for as long as can be remembered.
[Edited on 7-4-2003 by 5POF]