Cutting Grass in Iraq
A friend sent me this neat forward with this picture attached:
Hope the picture will go through for you of this Army soldier in Iraq with his tiny plot" of grass in front of his tent. It's heartwarming! Here is a soldier stationed in Iraq, stationed in a big sand box. He asked his wife to send him dirt (U.S. soil), fertilizer and some grass seed so he can have the sweet aroma and feel the grass grow beneath his feet. When the men of the squadron have A mission they are going on they take turns walking through the grass and the American soil to bring them good luck. If you notice, he is even cutting the grass with a pair of a scissors.
Sometimes we are in such a hurry that we don't stop and think about the little things that we take for granted.
It seems like an appropriate story to post as we near the 4th of July weekend.
Posted by at June 28, 2006 07:05 AM
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|# July 3rd, 2006 11:39 AM mbrlr|
|Anyone planning on burning a flag to celebrate the first amendment on independence day? |
|# July 3rd, 2006 1:48 PM kris|
|1. why would i burn a flag to celebrate independence day. i mean, i could understand burning the Union Jack for old time's sake, but July 4th doesn't have much to do with the 1st Amendment. i'd be better off saving my flag burning for the day the Bill of Rights was ratified.
2. there are many ways to celebrate freedom of speech. you can be an asshat your way and burn the flag, i'll be an asshat my way and tell you that you suck for burning the flag. we can both be happy.
also, i think there's something seriously wrong with you. why take an innocent post about troops in Iraq and bring up flag burning? are you against anything that's even moderately uplifting? when i wrote a very heartfelt post about my father you had to drag it down with comments about Reagan's military service and now this. maybe you can just try to be happy and not be such a Debbie Downer about everything.
|# July 5th, 2006 2:28 PM mbrlr|
|"...July 4th doesn't have much to do with the first amendment..."
Okay. While I grasp the history angle you seem to be taking, we disagree. July 4th is about our freedoms and the 1st Amendment is A#1 where those are concerned. It was the "little things that we take for granted part" that brought on the flag burning/first amendment response.
If I offended in the post re your father, my sincere apologies. No kidding.