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Another Take on Memorial Day

In death in combat, deceased veterans, fallen heroes, fallen soldiers, government, Gulf War Syndrome, Illness, Justice, Memorial Day, Mental Illness, military, Veterans on May 30, 2022 at 9:07 am

Another Take on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is used or should be used to solemnly remember those individuals who died due to their service to the United States of America, the people of the United States of America, and the freedom that all of those people enjoy.

Many individuals have died on the battlefield, and they should be remembered and honored for doing so. However, today I want to draw your attention to other military losses.

Not those who died on the battlefield but those who died because they had been on the battlefield.

So many people who served in the military and in US conflicts made it back home alive but were slowly dying due to their service. Suffering from various illnesses that would ultimately take their lives or shorten their lives; illnesses that ranged from heart problems, cancers, birth defects in their children, brain disorders, blood disorders, blood pressure problems, the list goes on and on. Ultimately these problems would take their lives or shorten their lives, as I have already stated.

This Memorial Day we do have something to celebrate, almost 30 years in the making and after decades of people fighting for it, our government this past week finally acknowledged that Gulf War Syndrome does exist and that military personnel who served in the Gulf did and do suffer from a variety of health problems caused by the chemical warfare gases and the burn pits that they were exposed to during their service to our country.

My spouse was one such person that I absolutely believe his life was shortened after suffering from numerous illnesses someone of his age should not have had died last month. Exposed to chemical gases used during the Gulf War he suffered from all types of problems almost from the moment he returned yet his government would never acknowledge that his problems which only occurred after his exposure was linked to his service to our country. For many years most of these military personnel were told their problems were not even real that they were psychological, which was absolutely ridiculous but to do otherwise would mean our government would have to admit they allowed our military personnel to be exposed to poisonous gases without adequate protection that poisoned their bloodstreams.

This week is a Mark of Victory for those who suffer from Gulf War syndrome but let us not forget that our soldiers and military personnel that served in Vietnam experienced a similar situation with Agent Orange. There too it took decades for our government to admit that they were exposed and that their health problems were caused due to their exposure. But when you have people sick and dying from things that they should not be sick from at their age or should not be sick from due to their lifestyle, there is something else at play.

So let us, the American people, enjoy this small victory on behalf of our fallen military personnel, especially those who as I said earlier, were not only those who died on the battlefield but those who died because they had been on the battlefield.

Spiritual/Political Disclaimer:

This blog will not be for the faint of heart or the easily offended. It will not be in any way politically correct. It will make every effort to share the truth in love, [Ephesians 4:11-16], to a decaying and dying society and church. I share what I share not to hurt, harm, or offend any person[s] or group; I do it because Christ’s Standard and Truth is not being represented by enough of His Followers, and I do it out of love. I love enough to tell His Truth.

Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV

11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.