Stryker memorial project raises funds...

Stryker memorial project raises funds - News

There are 6 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Feb 15, 2009, titled Stryker memorial project raises funds - News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Spouses and soldiers of the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team based at Schofield Barracks want an 8-foot-high memorial honoring the unit's soldiers who died in Iraq.

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Grinchie

Hayward, CA

#1 Feb 15, 2009
How about you help feed their kids and pay their rent, cause it's hard working without hands or a missing leg, or a scorched lung.

I'm sure the wounded PTSD Veterans are going to love huddling up against the memorial at night, only to be run off by some minimum wage Wackenhut flunky.

The real lasting tribute is to make sure they get the care they need when they return, not some inanimate rock.
MakikiMan

United States

#3 Feb 15, 2009
Grinchie wrote:
How about you help feed their kids and pay their rent, cause it's hard working without hands or a missing leg, or a scorched lung.
I'm sure the wounded PTSD Veterans are going to love huddling up against the memorial at night, only to be run off by some minimum wage Wackenhut flunky.
The real lasting tribute is to make sure they get the care they need when they return, not some inanimate rock.
Amen Grinchie.... Amen.
Yes We Cant

Kapaa, HI

#4 Feb 15, 2009
MakikiMan wrote:
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Amen Grinchie.... Amen.
.!..!DIOTS BOTH OF YOU
Michelle

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Feb 27, 2009
If you read the article, you should have noticed that it was a soldier who came up with this idea. There were also many soldiers who felt passionate enough about this project that they spent time creating a model of the memorial and expressing specifically what they wanted. This memorial is obviously something very important to the soldiers. Considering everything they have done for us, I think it is only right that we help create this memorial for them. If you disagree, then don't donate to the project - but there's no reason to create such an angry post. I hope from your words you are at least donating to assist with the soldiers medical and mental health needs.
alice

Honolulu, HI

#7 Feb 27, 2009
I won't ive a dime to a memorial glorifying an illegal war in which hundreds of thousands of women and children were slaughtered by these "brave" soldiers.
Grinchie

Hayward, CA

#8 Mar 1, 2009
alice wrote:
I won't ive a dime to a memorial glorifying an illegal war in which hundreds of thousands of women and children were slaughtered by these "brave" soldiers.
War is a racket, run by profiteers, glorified by politicians, and deadly to the people that just want to life their lives.

The war machine is so big, so organized, and so well funded, they can shape opinion through the media almost at will.

They have books removed from the Library that exposes old history that is being replayed yet again, in hopes that the masses won't have a De Ja Vu moment.

They collude with Industry to spew toxic waste in the form of Depleted Uranium on Domestic a foerign lands, then cover it up for decades at a time until it can be hidden no longer. Then it's "Oops, sorry", and the cheerleaders chime in, "It was simple human error"

So was Chernobyl and Three Mile Island, but the cheerleaders omit those untidy facts.

I just watched Gandhi tonight, and my god, I can see why they feared him so much that they had to assassinate him, a smart man that abandoned the modern ways and focused on ethics. Stronger than any military, and was able to accomplish more with common sense and peace than with any weaponry. We need more like him.

I will gladly support the men and women that refuse to go to war, as it will end them much more quickly.

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