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Veterans Aren't Superheroes

barbPatton Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 8:02 AM
I have spent some 13 years trying to become a citizen of this country. It is a long story because the IRS lost my file twice and I had to refile twice and pay the fees twice and have my fingerprints taken twice, and be inoculated against TB twice. The third time they lost my file and changed their name to Dep of Inland lost my file a third time!! Went to an attorney in Dallas and that cost thousands of dollars. I still only have a "green card" out of the blue I got a letter from this corrupt department demanding another $500 and again photos and fingerprints etc. etc. because they have decided that I can now become a citizen.. I have no money and I am not a mexican. Corruption at its best. Enough

It’s tempting to think of warriors as different from the rest of us—they somehow feel less pain and fear than ordinary people. Only when we recognize that fighting men and women have the same fears and desires we all do can we recognize the real nature of their courage and sacrifice.

A smart friend said that or something pretty close. It has affected the way I think about bravery.

Not having served, I’m grateful to those who did, and those who are. I’m also grateful to their families and loved ones. The burden...