LeRoy Collins Commentary 91

Commentary #91
22 September 2007

When a troop comes home...

With the Nation at war, hopefully this helps with some of your perspective...

Keep in mind less than one percent of our citizens (including their families) are being deprived of their daily routines; those making the sacrifices are making it possible for the other 99% to lead fairly normal lives. It does not seem fair, does it.. That 1% are the true heroes of our time..

/s/ LeRoy Collins


When a soldier or marine comes home, he finds it hard....

...to listen to his son whine about being bored.

....to keep a straight face when people complain about potholes.

...to be tolerant of people who complain about the hassle of getting ready for work.

...to be understanding when a co-worker complains about a bad night's sleep.

....to be silent when people pray to God for a new car.

...to control his panic when his wife tells him he needs to drive slower.

..to be compassionate when a businessman expresses a fear of flying.

...to keep from laughing when anxious parents say they're afraid to send their kids off to summer camp.

...to keep from ridiculing someone who complains about hot weather.

...to control his frustration when a colleague gripes about his coffee being cold.

...to remain calm when his daughter complains about having to walk the dog.

...to be civil to people who complain about their jobs.

...to just walk away when someone says they only get two weeks of vacation a year.

...to be happy for a friend's new hot tub.

...to be forgiving when someone says how hard it is to have a new baby in the house.

....not to punch a wall when someone says we should pull out immediately...

The only thing harder than being a Soldier or Marine..

Is loving one.

Thank a soldier today!!


/s/ LeRoy Collins, Jr.


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