Friday, December 21, 2007

The Reality of War - Send Some Love To Lighten The Load

This video was made by a 26 year-old soldier stationed in Iraq. He is the owner of the provocative blog "Eighty Deuce On The Loose In Iraq". I admire this young man for his honesty, conviction, and dedication to his country.

His video is important for many reasons. Since the day I contacted him, asking for permission to post his video, I've debated about how to approach this post and how much of my own opinions to add.

I've decided that my opinion doesn't matter. His video and blog speak for themselves as should you, my dear reader. Watch. I dare you not to be moved by what you see.

Please remember our soldiers during this holiday season when they are separated from their family and loved ones. If you'd like to do something special and make a difference in a soldiers life, please contribute to the USO/Moveon.org program to provide as many calling cards as possible so that our men and women can hear a comforting voice from home.

I'll add the links to this extraordinary young man's blog and the phone card contribution site in my next post.

Please speak out and up about issues that are important to you and the future of our country. No matter your view on the war in Iraq and the state of our country - EXPRESS IT through all the avenues at your disposal. Make your voice heard. Call congress, the White House, write Oped's for your local newspaper, organize marches, exercise your right as a citizen of the United States to be heard.

Whatever you have to say...the best gift you can give our country, our soldiers and the world this Christmas is to SPEAK UP AND BE HEARD.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, I am speechless. The last song and accompaning photos speak volumes. Will we ever wake up?
Mom Mc

Lisa McGlaun said...

Mom Mc,

I really hope so for the sake of my children, I hope so. But hope is not enough, we have to speak out if we do not agree with what our government is doing in our name.

Sincerely,
Lisa

The Uneasy Supplicant said...

Thanks for this Lisa. As a retired military man this speaks volumes.

On a different note, since we are only a few days away from Christmas and I know time is constrained I wish you and your family a safe, Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. I do hope the next year is a good one.
Take care Lisa.
~JD

Lisa McGlaun said...

JD,

Merry Christmas to your family, too. I'm very honored to have you as a regular reader. Thank you taking the time to leave comments and let me know what you think.

Best Wishes,
Lisa