Thursday, January 22, 2015
An Open Letter To Those Who Don't Understand The US Military
Dear People Who Don't Understand The Military,
I get it. You don't understand. But you have a right to your opinion. You should know, however, that our soldiers are some of the bravest people out there. They signed their life away. They work long hours for little pay. They are sometimes told at the last minute that they'll have to leave their families for many months. It's easy to sit behind a computer and type out things without fully thinking them through: we've all done it.
Please remember that our soldiers are the ones that help allow you to be able to express ridiculous opinions. Remember that our soldiers are the ones fighting for our freedom. Remember that calling a soldier a coward, or even hinting at it, is an insult not only to the people fighting for their country, but to the military families left behind. Maybe you don't think taking another life is heroic even if the person killed wouldn't hesitate to kill one of our troops if given the chance. It can be difficult to comprehend--but I assure you, if our soldiers weren't there, the United States wouldn't be what it is today. Yes, it is still a chaotic place, but it would be even worse without those who help to keep it safe.
So the next time you want to send out an ignorant tweet about our troops, perhaps say thank you instead.
A proud military spouse