Sunday, September 11, 2005

Why Keep Going

We made our annual trip up to Skidmore, Missouri's Freedom Fest Saturday. It's held to honor the Veterans of all of the wars we have ever been involved in. Every year the speakers spend a lot of time talking about something that has became a hot topic around our house, POW/MIA issues. I know a lot of people feel this is a waste of time. They are convinced that our government has done all that it can, and any one that was taken prisoner or went missing has got to be dead by now. They can't understand why I would take the time to write my elected officials about POW/MIA issues or attend events like Freedom Fest. Every year one of the speakers at Freedom Fest is Patricia Hopper of TASK FORCE OMEGA INC. She is the wife of a three war Veteran and the Step-Mother of a POW. I think she explains that here. If someone is abducted in the United States an investigation might drag out for years even if most of the evidence says the victim is dead. The families want proof of death for closure. Why should the families of our POWs & MIAs except less? One of the participants in this years Veterans Round Table (discussion) said that people he works with are getting tired of hearing him say "get er done". He told this to a friend that told him "Modo Fac" is Latin for "get er done". As far as I'm concerned the United States government has failed to provide the families of our POWs and MIAs with the evidence they need and deserve for closure. Until they Modo Fac I will continue writing letters to my elected officials about POW/MIA issues and attending events like Freedom Fest.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

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