Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Marking the 5th Anniversary of the War in Iraq
All day today, as I worked and ran errands, my thoughts kept coming back to the importance of March 19, 2008, the 5th anniversary of the war in Iraq. This evening I watched The News Hour, and looked at every name and every face of the 12 soldiers they put on the screen at the end of the program; 12 more men who will never return to their families. I know it's hard to look at those pictures and really take in what has been lost. Hard to begin to imagine the sorrow their families will live with for the rest of their lives. It is easy to get so busy with the day to day demands of our lives, that we forget there are thousands of US soldiers still deployed in very dangerous circumstances, each one with a family waiting, and hoping for their safe return. If you are reading this posting, please don't forget them. If we don't look at their faces, and listen to their stories, and remember, the solutions we pray for may never be realized.