Thursday, August 30, 2007

Cub Scout Service Project

I know that a lot of my readers probably don't agree with the U.S. President, and don't support the current wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. I, myself, am torn on the subject, and don't think the answer is as simple as "Bring 'em all home now" or "Stay for the good fight." Clearly, whether we like it or not, and whether we supported it originally or not, we're involved in something overseas that will last for a long, long time.

The people involved in these battles are people just like you and me. They are fathers, mothers, sons and daughters of people back here in the States who miss them terribly and worry about them daily. These soldiers, seamen, airmen, and marines are people who have been involuntarily extended for second and third tours of duty and are fighting for a cause which not everybody at home understands or supports. It must be hell on them.

With that in mind, regardless of politics, I felt that we cannot forget them, and that we pray that they get home as soon as possible. This was the focus of our Pack Service Project this evening.

Tonight, Pack 39 did an awesome job on our August Service Project. The kids wrote over 30 cards to the various military servicemen deployed overseas from families at St. Peter's Church. These are guys like 1LT Joshua Connor, who flies a Medivac helicopter in northern Iraq, pulling injured soldiers out of the most dangerous places on Earth, or like 1LT David Roller, who serves in Afghanistan and has conditions so bad he sometimes has to bathe in an icy river. We need to keep these brave people in our thoughts and prayers. And we need to get them home soon.

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