Veteran’s Day Email: The real cost of war–when will they ever learn?

Sent to me in memory of Del Ray Jacobs, PFC USMC, who died in Viet Nam over 35 years ago. I taught with his sister in the Middle East. Our Iraqi refugee students (back in 1999) particularly enjoyed listening to “Where have all the flowers gone”. When will they ever learn, indeed.

I’ll pass this one on without comment, for Veteran’s Day 2007:


As I reflect on this photograph, I seeonce again that not all the brave leave the ‘home of the brave’ toenter battle; some are required now to be the ‘brave of the home’

It is said a picture is worth a thousand words but it leaves me speechless and tearsin my eyes.

Would YouSend This Please

Would You Send This Please

We have a long list of good friends whose husbands are deploying

to Iraqnext month. One of the wives sent me this. We feel compelled

to send it on. Your prayers are deeply appreciated. These guys and gals

deserve our love, our hugs and most powerfully, our prayers.

Prayer Request:

I understand that life in Iraqis very difficult to bear right now. Our troops need our prayers for strength,endurance and safety.

Send this on after a short prayer; please don’t break it:

‘Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protectus. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us inour time of need. Amen.’

When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our troopsaround the world.

There’s nothing attached; just send this to all in your address book. Do notlet it stop with you, please — of all the gifts you could give! a US Soldier,Sailor, Airman, or Marine deployed in harm’s way, prayer is the very best!!!


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