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The least we could do


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THE wife of an American soldier saw a small note, along with a $40, on the windscreen of her car, parked near Dunkin Donuts,

“I noticed the sticker on the back of your car,” the note read, referring to a ‘Half my Heart is in Afghanistan’ bumper sticker. “Take your hero out to dinner when he comes home. Thank you both for serving. Him deployed and you for waiting.”

It was signed ‘United States veteran’ and ‘God Bless.’

The woman, Samantha Ford, a mother of two who lives outside of Boston, quickly snapped a photo of the note and the cash, and shared it on the Facebook page “Our Deployment: 101,” a sort of online support community for people affiliated with the military. Her Facebook posting got a million-and-a-half likes, 43,000 comments and has been shared 200,000 times.

Nearly 4,000 Pakistani soldiers have lost their lives in our ongoing struggle. Their families deserve such a treatment too; it is the least we could do.


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Khanm Mar 23, 2013 12:07pm
We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what's in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense. It seems like we dont have the same feelings, what we use to have when fought two wars with india. the whole nation was behind our arm forces. It is time for our arm forces to change their image and play a positive role in buildng our nation....and so will our nation......
Ahmed Mar 23, 2013 01:30pm
Well said!! Our brave soldiers have fought and died to save Pakistan. And the only ones considered worthy of sympathy by Imran Khan are the enemy they died fighting!! The President and Prime Minister, let alone any other politician, have never visited wounded soldiers or attended a shaheed's funeral. Hardly any medals have been awarded. No wonder the jahil, murderous taliban still continue to act as if God has given them the right to trample over the political rights of Pakistanis by claiming to be the custodians of Islam.
Falcon Mar 23, 2013 07:09pm
Nayyar- So thoughtful. Thanks for sharing the story. Wish we did something similar for our soldiers.