Inadequate words
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Dear Editor,

I went to the Memorial Day remembrances and parade, and I heard all the speeches by politicians and other dignitaries.

They all meant well when they said that we should remember those that died or who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

But I began thinking about those words “died and ultimate sacrifice,” and I was bothered by the fact that they are terribly understated words.

Our servicemen and women died alone in severe pain with an arm or leg blown off,  bleeding to death as fellow soldiers were busy shooting and being shot at to help the mortally wounded.

So I hope you agree that “died for their county” is inadequate as an explanation for the suffering, both mental and physical, that they went through for you.


John Procida
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