Sunday, October 31, 2010

Veteran's Chapter

Tomorrow is November 1st. If all goes well, I'll leave for Afghanistan in one month and 22 days.

I'm starting to question the logistics. When I came up with this idea one afternoon in July, it was just a pipedream so far away. But as it's approached reality my emotions run the gamut.

This weekend and last Veteran's solicit cash on the street corner in a ligitimate effort to help other veteran's who can't beg for themselves. Each time I give money the soldier is so gratful for the few dollars I drop into the bucket. I can't help but think how sad in my great country, the United States, soliders have to beg for money like a homeless person.

I don't believe begging was part of the bargain when enlisting.