Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday 55

Take a step back from those holiday crowds and present a 55 word story to the G-man.  They don't have to be wrapped and you won't have to stand in line to return one.  

Pearl Harbor Day.
“A date which will live in infamy.”

We’re told those who can’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
So why do politicians mistake war
as a viable solution for disagreements?

Worse yet,
Why toast one man as a war hero
yet ignore another
whose wounds are invisible?

TBI still hurts.

TBI: Traumatic Brain Injury.  Sadly it's getting more "play" in the news due to Football players who've committed murder/suicide than as a medical condition cause by head trauma.  As many as 400,000 soldiers have been diagnosed with TBI after returning from war zones.  The question remains how many have been kept from diagnosis and help due to military stigma?  


Other Mary said...

What a great post. Timely and true. It's good to bring attention to the horror and waste of war, and to the TBI suffering. Thanks.

Brian Miller said...

even if it is football that is getting it attention at least it is out there right now...and its some scary stuff too...nice 55

Mama Zen said...

This is so important. Thank you for writing about this.

G-Man said...

Very appropriate for today Hope.
I knew you'd mention this Infamous day.
Loved your Public Service 55
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Titus said...

Echo all the above, a point well made and worthy of all our thought.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Thank you for bringing up Pearl Harbor Day. Thanks for the sentiments I think most of us share. Thanks for your honest 55.

savannah said...

missed this yesterday, but i agree with the others. well done 55.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for writing this. People need to know about TBI.

Chef Files said...

TBI... closer to home than I would like, sadly.