Why We Support Troops

Friday, May 9, 2008

As every one knows the war in the middle east has been ongoing for many years now . I have heard hundreds of stories on why we are there, and hundreds of views on if we should be fighting at all.

Right now the one thing I know is true, and I feel is the most important aspect of this war, is to support the troops who are out there. Now many people don't understand why they should support troops if they don't support the war. I can see how some one not educated in military life can feel that way.

Let me explain it simply, the men and woman fighting right now are there because they wanted to defend their Country. In that military contract they sign over their lives to the judgment of the US government, and to the people who establish it. The government then sends them out to fight anything they deem necessary. If the individual solder or unit of military do not do the assigned duty, they are imprisoned.

Some people feel that prison is better then fighting a war, but when your trained and believe that you are responsible for the life next to you, you learn to think different. Every solder out there knows that if he abandons his friends, they are more likely to get killed. They know every man who doesn't fight, makes another man fight for him. No government on earth will ever say, Oh well we ran out of solders lets end the war. They would rather draft and force people against their will to fight and die on foreign land.

It is for this reason, that every American owes nothing less then support for the troops. If you don't know what you can do to help, here are several links to charity and collections for the solders in the Middle East.

Please note, these charities do NOT FUND the MILITARY and DO NOT FUND the WAR. They are strictly supporting the health and spirit of the individual troops.

If you don't know, silly string has proven effective in detecting trip wires. It can spray a good distance and is light. It will outline a trip wire with out setting it off and this saves lives!


sangria said...

Hmm this and any war is evil and should be protested agains ...

That said there are a few good sites around for suporting the families of soldiers. With the economics as they are today in the states, they need the help now even more then 2-3 years back.

DJ said...

I will never argue against war being the worst outcome of any situation. I brought this up because I have friends who are over there right now in the line of fire. Most of them don't want to be there, and keep getting sent back. They need all the support they can get, for them as a person.

Trish | eMailOurMilitary said...

Thanks so much for spotlighting our charitable support organization, eMailOurMilitary.com, and the companies we're working with! We appreciate it and we know our troops do too.