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I have been hearing that American soldiers have been treated badly by civilians and wanted to spread awareness of what they go through for their country. Think about this:
You stay up for 16 hours.
He stays up for days on end.
You take a warm shower to help you wake up.
He goes days or weeks without running water.
You complain of a 'headache', and call in sick.
He gets shot at as others are hit, and keeps moving forward.
You put on your anti-war/don't support the troops shirt, and go meet up with your friends.
He still fights for your right to wear that shirt.
You talk trashabout your 'buddies' that aren't with you.
He knows he may not see some of his buddies again.
You complain about how hot it is.
He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take his helmet off to wipe his brow.
You go out to lunch and complain because the restaurant git your order wrong.
He doesn't get to eat today.
Your maid makes your bed and washes your clothes.
He wears the same things for weeks, but makes sure his weapons are clean.
You're angry because your class ran five minutes over.
He's told he will be held over an extra 2 months.
You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight.
He waits for the mail hoping there is a letter from home.
You hug and kiss your girlfriend, like you do everyday.
He holds her letter close and smells his love's perfume.
You roll your eyes as a baby cries.
He gets a letter with pictures of his new child and wonders if they will ever meet.
You critivize your government and say that war never solves anyhting.
He sees the innocent, tortured people and killed by their own people and remembers why he is fighting.
You hear jokes about the war, and make fun of men like him.
He heard the gunfire, bombs, and screams of the wounded.
You see only what the media wants you to see.
He sees the broken bodies lying around him.
You are asked to go the store by your parents and you don't.
He does exactly what he is told even if it means putting his own life in danger.
You stay at home and watch tv.
He takes whatever time he is given to make a call, write home, sleep and eat.
You're happy to be home with your family.
He is lucky to make it home to see his family for the first time in a long time.
Whether you are for it or against it is irrelevant. The reality is that our men and women are still fighting and dying for us. All that is asked is that you thank these men and women for their time and service and think about what they go through.
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