A parting gift

A parting gift

There are 5 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Dec 6, 2009, titled A parting gift. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

As more than 75 members of the D Company 3-172 Infantry prepare to leave Vermont, all of them will carry with them a little piece of home thanks in part to one high school senior.

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jway

Muscle Shoals, AL

#1 Dec 7, 2009
Its great to read something like this about our young people, in stead of stealing an drug in. Gives me some faith in the future.
7th generation Vermonter

Cuttingsville, VT

#2 Dec 7, 2009
I agree
Merry Christmas

South Burlington, VT

#3 Dec 8, 2009
Such a kind & loving gesture.
New Clear Waste

Brattleboro, VT

#4 Dec 8, 2009
What, giving soldiers little pocket flags is useful or helpful in some way? Where is that on soldiers' list of things that would make their deployment easier?

This is just an empty gesture by someone with good intentions.

But I can understand why simple-minded right-wingers respond positively to it - anything to do with flags and the military makes them jizz in their pants.
A Soldiers Vision

Kansas City, MO

#5 Dec 12, 2009
New Clear Waste - perhaps you should move further from the powerplant!
The only real thing that makes the deployment easier - is the memory of what you will return home to. I had a 1 inch flag and family picture on the underside of the bunk above me. It helped me remember family and country.
Now it sits with a unit picture and serves a a memory of the unit and deployment. Yes, it only carries limited senetimental value.

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