Rosy-cheeked farm kids said goodbye to families the size of small towns, “Hurt My Kids I’m Coming For You And Hell’s Coming With Me shirt” by society turned their backs on loneliness, and those born with silver spoons traded privilege for patriotism. With high hopes, secret fears and unbridled optimism, they set off on board buses, boats and trains to serve their country, many never to return. Their perception that shooting the enemy would be like hunting gophers and chicken hawks was soon shattered by shrieking bullets, the screams of fallen comrades, and the non-stop stuccoed symphony of machine guns. What was once thought of as an adventure became a horrible trek through hell, as acrid gunpowder burned nostrils, land mines blew buddies apart, artillery shells rained down like hell’s hail, and they fought minds screaming at them to run, hide and protect themselves.
Sadly it is not just Dad. Grandpa, Grandma, and many teachers look just like this along with loving Moms. If our bosses treated us like this, we would sue. I took a parenting class once that asked you to think about it before you spoke to your children. Would you speak to your friends, or your boss that way? Probably not if yes get help.