Two and half months after we wed in 2006, my husband left to spend a year-long deployment in Iraq. I wrote him a LOT of letters. One of the early ones included a list of reasons to fight: one for every day he'd be gone. At one of his duty stations, he would choose one of the reasons each day and type it into the screen saver on his computer. Some of the other soldiers started asking, "What are we fighting for today?" I can only imagine what they must have thought of me on some days.
Some of the items on the list are things he or I loved, but an American soldier also fights for things he (or she) doesn't love. Happy Veterans Day to all those who have served to protect our rights to disagree.
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