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The following article was posted on May 8th, 2013, in the New Times - Volume 27, Issue 41 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from New Times [] - Volume 27, Issue 41

Don't forget those who sacrifice so much

Arroyo Grande

By Roy Berger

Memorial Day, my wife and I will toast the continuing courage and devoted sacrifices of the wives, girl/boy friends, mothers, and fathers of returning military members who have served in all wars, and especially recent conflicts.
Veterans not only have physical wounds, but much deeper emotional wounds that their military training taught them to bury way inside their souls. Many are not able to admit having them because they were brain-washed into believing such feelings are weaknesses to be overcome, instead of normal human feelings to be acknowledged and dealt with openly.
The saddest part is that service people can have their military buddies to commiserate with, but their loved ones generally have to daily deal alone with their changed spouses/partners/friends.
It is a terrible price that these few have to bear for the rest of us for innumerable years to come, for decades and decades after the Iraq and Afghanistan sacrifices become but brief mentions in the history books of the newest crop of students.
Let us remember and toast all of those who have, are, and will be giving so much for the rest of us safely and securely in our homes and communities.