Sunday, May 24, 2009

A Memorial Day of Appreciation

The wars in Afganistan and Iraq continue on. Do we realize the risks our military take to protect the homeland? Do we realize the medical personnel (doctors, nurses, medic aids, etc.) it takes to save the lives of our young soldiers fighting these wars? The medical personnel place their lives on the line each and every day as the wars continue. They are almost on the front lines. The wounded are taken to a trauma center in Balad (a city near Iraq) first to stabilize their condition and then the critically injured are air lifted to an airforce base in Germany where the real healing begins and surgeries are performed. Inside these facilities is turmoil and pure chaos to quickly treat our injured and save their lives. From there, they are flown to medical facilities in the United States to complete the healing and rehabilitation. It is of utmost importance that we take care of our wounded soldiers, not only medically but, financially, emotionally and spiritually. After all, they put their lives on the line to save our citizens from harm. We owe them much respect and apprecation and should be grateful that we have such brave heros! Bravo to our soldiers and the medical personnel. My heart goes out to them all!

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