Thursday, August 27, 2009

August News

Once again, the media has chosen to saturate the airwaves, and the internet with the death of a 'well-known' person. As I turned on the local news to listen for the weather report (I work outside, so it's nice to know exactly how much humidity I get to endure) the report was delayed in order to give full coverage to the death of Sen. Kennedy. Don't get me wrong, I respect the service of this man...however, are you aware that in the month of July; a record number of soldiers were killed and now August is well on its way to beating this record. Why is this news item not a headline? Where is America's concern and compassion for our troops? Why do we place more value on one person and what appears to be little to no value on a couple of GI's?

This post is not meant to be a political tug of war, it is not about Sen. Kennedy...I write about our soldiers. It is my desire to keep politics at bay and remain focused on those men and women who have chosen to sacrifice their everyday lives....for me.

My freedoms depend on those who are currently serving our nation. My freedoms are a gift from all those who have served for generations. My freedoms will continue, as long as young men and women leave their homes, their comforts, their moms...

I did find this article and ask you take a few moments to read:

2 U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan

(AP) — The NATO-led force in Afghanistan says attacks have killed two U.S. troops, keeping August on track to be the deadliest month of the war for the U.S. military.

NATO says one American died Wednesday after an improvised explosive device detonated in southern Afghanistan. A second service member was killed in an attack in the east. No other information was released.

The two deaths bring to 43 the number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan this month. July was the deadliest month of the nearly eight-year war — 44 U.S. troops died. But with five days left in August, this month could again set a new record.

The Taliban insurgency is more violent than ever. A record number of U.S. troops are now in the country — more than 60,000 — one of the reasons death tolls have climbed.

The Associated Press


May Almighty God Bless these brave soldiers and comfort the families who love them so.

12 comments:

Coffeypot said...

Have you noticed the media is not trying to crucify Obama like the did Bush even though the Big O is stepping up our presence in Afghanistan? And don’t look for sympathy from me over the death of that fat ass drunken woman killing Socialist. Good riddance! Unlike you, AM, I will not thank him for his service to our country. And why is he being buried in Arlington? Senators do not automatically rate a worm firm there - do they?

AirmanMom said...

coffeypot...my true intent for this post; was to bring well-deserved recognition to our soldiers.
There are two more Gold Star Moms in this world. My heart hurts for these families.

Call Me Grandma said...

Thank God for our military people who are willing to serve our great nation.

My prayers go out to all Gold Star mothers. May they find peace in God's words. May they find peace in Jesus' mother Mary, and her inspiration in all mothers who grieve the loss of a child. Mother Mary certainly has helped me get through my sorrow.
She and I know their pain and sorrow.

Mary Ellen said...

I applaud you for continuing to remind us what's important - the soldiers. Prayers for all of these brave men and women, and their families. May they come safely home.

AirmanMom said...

grandma...my prayers are lifted for you. my prayers are lifted for all moms who know such pain.

AirmanMom said...

me...I thank you for stopping by!

MightyMom said...

well said AM, well said.

AirmanMom said...

mightymom...I thnank you for taking the time to read my words.

Airborne dad said...

AM,

I am there with you on this one. I am constantly frustrated by the focus of the MSS and its fascination with body counts. God bless the Gold Star moms and their families.

Airborne dad said...

FYI,

Sen. Kennedy enlisted in the Army and received an honorable discharge and therefore is entitle for burial in Arlington.

AirmanMom said...

Dad...Thank you for stopping by. I was aware that Sen. Kennedy was in the Army, thanks for mentioning.
I simply am putting the word out, we must remember our fallen heroes.

The Brat said...

I chose to ignore the Kennedy love in.

I will ALWAYS choose to remember and honour our fallen.

The Gold Star Families, especially, have more than earned our gratitude and respect.

Bless them all