One of my biggest issues today is with how the United States Miltary is precived and looked upon. I have proudly served for over twenty years and take great pride in those who have served before me. I come from a long line of Marines and Soldiers and pray that my service reflects well uopon them. There are always people who feel it is there right to persicute those who are doing their job and following orders. If you disagree what is going on in the world yelling at the young soldier or sailor at their base isn't going to change a damn thing. Sack up and complain to those who make the desicions and issue the orders. I'm not going to change the policies but I damn sure will change the world.....
Greeteings From Iraq
I had just realized that Saturday is Veterans Day and that many people will be off on Friday to observe the holiday. In the past I have always stated that Veterans day is one of my favorite holidays and the reason was that I always felt that it was appropriate that we have a day set aside to honor those who have served and fallen for our country.
Now more than ever I feel that we should utilize this day to keep in rememberance all of those who are now over here answering the call. Everyday I hear the medivac chopers come in to the hospital and the call go out for blood doners, I see troops come back in from convoys and missions and their vehicles have been shot up or hit by IED's. To often you hear of a memorial service for another of my fellow servicemen that has lost his life doing his job.
I don't care if you agree or disagree with this war or why we are over here, what I do care about is the that you support the men and women who are here doing a job that guite honestly not many people would want. These young men and women should never be the subject of random ridicule or anger, they should never have to be ashamed of themselves for serving, and on a day that is set aside to honor them then they should be honored.
I am proud to serve my country and proud to serve with my fellow soldiers, so on this Veterans Day I ask that you take some time and attened one of the many sevices that go on in your area, fly a flag, thank someone for their service, just take pride in the fact that we have these men and women doing this job and doing it with honor.
Now I know that almost all of you that read this are friends and family of mine and support me while I am over here, but this is something that I feel very strongly about. So pass it on to others who think that Veterans Day is just another reason to go to Sears for a great sale or that it is another day off with pay from work. All my love
EO1 Sean Pelfrey
With willing hearts and skillful hands
The difficult we do at once
The impossible takes a bit longer