Chair Force Engineer

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Blood Brothers

A team from Fort Bliss in El Paso came out to Kirtland today seeking blood donations for soldiers stationed overseas. For some, this was an opportunity to go above and beyond in supporting the troops. In a global war that has seen horrific wounds (which, in the recent past, would have been untreatable fatalities,) the gift of blood goes a long way in directly saving the lives of those who serve.

Supporting the troops should not be an empty gesture; it should transcend partisan politics and transcend the philosophy of war. As long as brave Americans are in harm's way, we have an obligation to make life as bearable as possible for them.