They are there in the time of need. They are soldiers, soldiers that will fight for freedom and give their lives for the greater good. What do we give them? We give them lack of support.
Soldiers volunteer to fight. They know what they are fighting for – freedom, freedom that everyone takes for granted, The freedom to be against the war. You probably have heard the phrase “That freedom isn’t free.” It’s true. They give their lives so you can live free.
Soldiers of the past died for you to have freedom. Freedom, something all groups no matter the race or culture should have, the freedom to say and do what you want. I don’t know if I can stress the fact that we have freedom, because soldiers fought for us to have that freedom. It’s something that you forget.
No, soldiers are overseas fighting so that we don’t have to fear an attack on our country. We all don’t want another 9/11. I think people lose sight of that. You see the war and not the soldiers – soldiers that need your support. Something they are not getting. You could be against the war and still say, “Hey, I support what our troops are doing over there.” It’s not a bad thing to think.
They are the modern day hero. Life isn’t a comic book that has a hero in a cape to save the world. No, “they wear combat boots” as a friend’s sweatshirt says. Soldiers have been fighting for thousands of years.
It used to be a noble career. During World Wars the nation would support the military. They never doubted what they were doing over there. The nation would show their support. The people were happy to. So, what if we didn’t have the soldier so many years ago? Could you imagine the world without the soldier there fighting for something better?
The world would be a scary place of thugs and unfair laws and authority. Imagine not being able to choose who rules your country. Of course, we don’t have to worry about that because we have that ability.
And, why do we have that ability? Through soldiers fighting for freedom. We take so much for granted. The way we live, the things we are able to get, and most importantly, the ability to say whatever. The soldiers are willing to live in extreme conditions to fight for something they believe in.
The thing that I think that hurts them the worst is the fact that they are away from their families. Every soldier that is over there is someone’s sister, brother, wife, husband, friend, lover, mother, father and, most of all, they are all someone’s child. Most of the soldiers that are over there are young.
Back home they have a mother and/or father waiting for them to return safe. I’m pretty sure that the families might not agree with the war. I mean, come on, do you want your loved one in a war? But, they continue to support them. I don’t think I can stress the fact that they are someone’s family member. I have a friend whose brother is now missing in action. All she wants is for the rest of the country to be proud of the soldier and to support them. Now she isn’t asking for you to support the war, just the soldiers.
He storms into an area that needs to be protected. He fights while others run. He stands up against an enemy that others won’t fight. He protects those that experience wrong doing. He is the hero of this time. He fights for freedom and peace. For there is no peace without war first. He is a soldier. For “My hero doesn’t wear a cape, he wears combat boots,” support is all they ask for, so let’s show it.