Saturday, September 27, 2008

What the election means...

I am not going to post a blog about who I think won the first Presidential Debate last night.  If you are a regular reader of my blog, then you have gathered that I am an Obama fan. Stating that I think he dominated the debate last night would be redundant. So I won't comment on the debate winner. I will, however, comment on what was said.  I think that it is important for us to remember that when we have two senators speaking about the wars that we are involved in as a nation, they are not talking about a war of words. They are not talking about us sending over bombs- they are talking about sending your neighbors children, your friends... your children, overseas, to lay everything on the line.  I support our troops. I appreciate their sacrifice and everything that they give so that I can be free to sit here in Chicago, at my computer, and blog about what is going on in our country. With that said, I think they need to come home. I think that we are needlessly spending money and sacrificing our young men and women for a war that Bush conned us into.  The following article is about two young men from Illinois who paid the ultimate price in this two-front war. I think we should bring back our troops so that no other family will have to endure the sorry of these two families... 19 and 21, these two men hardly got to see what life has to offer. I am praying for their loved ones and for their units...

Services will be held this morning for two Chicago-area soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Family and friends will gather to remember Pfc. Leonard Gulczynski, a 19-year-old Army engineer from Carol Stream who died from injuries sustained in a Humvee accident in Iraq earlier this month. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 1415 Lies Road in Carol Stream.

In Melrose Park, Spec. Joshua Harris will be remembered at his old high school. Harris, 21, a member of the Illinois National Guard, was killed after his vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on Sept. 17. Services are set for 10:30 a.m. at Walther Lutheran High School, 900 Chicago Ave. in Melrose Park.

Harris was posthumously promoted to sergeant. He died while serving alongside Sgt. Jason Vazquez, 24, of Chicago, who also was in the vehicle.

Services for Vazquez, a Cook County corrections officer who was posthumously promoted to staff sergeant, were held Friday.


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