Monday, July 13, 2009

Let's Take It a Step Further!

Over the past few days, I have received numerous E-Mails requesting I sign the online petition, "Request a Moment of Silence for all Service Members Killed in Action."

I support this action 100%. I have signed the online petition and have encouraged others to do so.

However, is this enough? A click of the mouse will not undo the injustice which has occurred over the past few weeks. While our TVs and Internet news pages were filled with articles of an entertainer who died...how much attention did our soldiers who were killed receive? Congress held a moment of silence for Michael Jackson??? WTF? What the hell are we doing, America? We are at war. American sons are dying. And we are focused on a singer for ten days?

My dear friend, K sent this video to me. Please take a moment (after pausing my playlist on the right sidebar) and watch this heart wrenching interview of Lt. Brian Bradshaw's Aunt. Lt. Bradshaw was killed by an IED in Afghanistan.

Here is my challenge to each and every one of you... online petitions and blogs are awesome! I fully support this means of communication!!! However, there is something to be said for good old fashioned paper and ink. Let's do it! I have a link containing the names and addresses of all United States Congressman HERE. I've attached the words of the online petition:
To: US Congress
we the undersigned petition ...

Request a Moment of Silence for all Service Members Killed in Action

Recently a pop culture icon died and was given a "Moment of Silence" in Congress. In support of our national heroes never being forgotten, we request that from here on out, that Congress give every American Service member Killed in Action, the proper respect by honoring them individually with a Moment of Silence.

Sincerely,


I am asking from the bottom of my heart...please do this. We have the freedom to write these few words and mail them to our Representatives, because of the men and women who proudly serve our nation. May there never be another military family who suffers like this again! We can do this! Post this request on your own blog, or send an e-mail to everyone you know.

Please.

12 comments:

coffeypot said...

Going in the mail on Monday morning.

It's a shame that someone has to get a petition sighned to get something likes this done. It should have been a no-brainer for the Congress. Actually, Bush should have gotten it started.

AirmanMom said...

coffeypot...I could not agree with you more! Thanks!

Sarge Charlie said...

this is nice, count on me

joyce said...

And the irony--more soldiers have now died under obama this year than President Bush's last year. I could be wrong. Maybe it is because the press does not report it like they did under President Bush. Don't you know if we had a different president, the press would be using the numbers.

Citizen Soldier said...

Thanks I am going to write my congressman and voice my complaint. Thanks great post.

Alice said...

Count me in. And don't get me started about people holding a moment of silence for a pedophile but not a soldier. Thanks for continuing to encourage and educate us in this.

Tami said...

HOOAH!!!!!!!!!!

I will put my pen to paper tonight. I will also post this on my blog tomorrow.

God Bless,
aam

AirmanMom said...

sarge...thanks so much!

AirmanMom said...

joyce...you make excellent points, thank you!

AirmanMom said...

c-s...I do believe every letter will help!

AirmanMom said...

alice...I thank you for stopping by!!!

AirmanMom said...

tami...thank you! thank you! thank you!!!