Stop the politics today — and remember

Spc. John Figueroa of the 30th Infantry Regiment patrols Arab Jabour, southeast of Baghdad in 2008. Fig, as he was known, had seen the worst of #war and shared his thoughts with me for
Spc. John Figueroa of the 30th Infantry Regiment patrols Arab Jabour, southeast of Baghdad in 2008. Fig, as he was known, had seen the worst of #war and shared his thoughts with me for “Chaplain Turner’s War,” a newspaper series and ebook I wrote on an army chaplain. Photo by Curtis Compton/AJC

Amid all the political noise of today, I want to stop and think of all my soldier  friends I met in Iraq and back here at home in all the years I covered the military.

Today is Veterans Day, a time for pause and reflection about the courage and sacrifice of our men and women who served in uniform. I am afraid that they will not get the attention they deserve given the current post-election situation.

Here’s to you, Fig, (see photo caption) and every veteran throughout the land.

You can find Fig’s story here: Chaplain Turner’s War

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One Reply to “Stop the politics today — and remember”

  1. On the matter of the American affair with guns —

    Notwithstanding all the gloss of “freedom” which gun advocates attempt to paste onto the issue, in my opinion, the driving force is the desire of some charismatic mal-oriented people to be able to take a human life and get by with it — or even be praised for doing so. . The remainder of gun advocates are simply dull Groupies.

    Those same dull groupies also vote, obviously ! ! !

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