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Saturday, November 07, 2009

Our POTUS Expresses Thoughts about Ft. Hood

This morning, I watched our POTUS' weekly address. It was dedicated to our men and women who wear the uniform everywhere in the world, but especially to families and their fallen loved ones at Ft Hood.

As most know by now, Ft. Hood had a tragedy on Thursday. I remember seeing some of the updates at work, just stunned. I think our President expressed many of our thoughts here:

From the transcript:

Soldiers stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world called and emailed loved ones at Ft. Hood, all expressing the same stunned reaction: I’m supposed to be the one in harm’s way, not you.

But in beginning the healing process, President Obama offered these words:

Thursday’s shooting was one of the most devastating ever committed on an American military base. And yet, even as we saw the worst of human nature on full display, we also saw the best of America. We saw soldiers and civilians alike rushing to aid fallen comrades; tearing off bullet-riddled clothes to treat the injured; using blouses as tourniquets; taking down the shooter even as they bore wounds themselves.

You can read the rest here.

Flag to fly at half mast until Wednesday evening, Veterans Day.

God Bless our soldiers, their families, and our country.

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