In the wake Osama bin Laden’s demise in Pakistan, it is sobering to think that life is not going to get easier for our troops overseas–indeed, it may get worse. I cannot prognosticate: I am not smart enough and I do not have enough facts, anyway. With family and friends still committed abroad, it is easy to wonder and worry.
I am not sure how I should react. Admittedly, this is likely due in large part to the fact that I went to bed early and woke up to get on Facebook and read everyone’s reactions to the news before I had actually “gotten the news”. It has just been so long since 9/11… It is not that I find bin Laden’s death problematic, but I do worry about what comes next.
So, in thinking about our troops I think it might be a good time to consider the little things we can do for them. Don’t stop sending your care-packages! There are lots of opportunities, but I am sharing a few from my walk of life. Below are links to enable one to get books from our shores to foreign shores in theater (aka: war zones). It is just a simple opportunity to ease the tedium or the chaos for our troops.
Signing off let me first wish all the troops a safe return and let me thank the Navy SEALs who bravely engaged the enemy and won.