Thursday, February 22, 2007

Email Gem


My Folks are fairly conservative, remain active in politics in Tarpon Springs, and have a host of friends with whom they converse. They have also leaped into the Digital Age with a will. And they get emails from friends and, naturally, they forward them to me. The following is one they sent me yesterday. What do you think?

A mother asked President Bush,


"Why did my son have to die in Iraq?"





Another mother asked President Kennedy,



"Why did my son have to die in Viet Nam?"





Another mother asked President Truman,



"Why did my son have to die in Korea?





Another mother asked President F.D. Roosevelt,



"Why did my son have to die at Iwo Jima?"





Another mother asked President W. Wilson,



"Why did my son have to die on the battlefield of France?"





Yet another mother asked President Lincoln,



"Why did my son have to die at Gettysburg?"





And yet another mother asked President G. Washington,



"Why did my son have to die near Valley Forge?"





Then long, long ago, a mother asked...



"Heavenly Father, why did my Son have to die



on a cross outside of Jerusalem?"



The answers to all these are similar --



"So that others may have life and dwell in peace,



happiness and freedom."







This was emailed to me with no author
and I thought the magnitude
and the simplicity were awesome.



IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS,
PLEASE, FEEL FREE...



TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM !!!


I can add nothing to that. Have a great day!

5 comments:

Gayle said...

You're right; nothing needs to be added to that, Benning. If we don't stand behind our troops we may wind up being the troops. I can't understand why so many people don't get it!

Brooke said...

Very powerful!

WomanHonorThyself said...

dont show the lefties..they would have some pathetic answer even to this!
Amen!

Anna said...

Beautiful and heart-wrenching for it's truth, Benning!

a.k.a. Blandly Urbane said...

Here, here....and I agree, if not "behind," most definitely in "front of..."