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Friday, April 8, 2011
Below is written by a long-time friend from Brookhaven who serves as a Chaplain in our military. He says this so well - exactly what many of us as civilians have been thinking for the last two days.
Military Will Not Get Paid? by CH (CPT) Ronnie Irwin
"Military members will continue get paid through April 8th, but after that are only earning and will get money when the government is funded again." Really??? We've been to war to preserve this country's freedom and peace and we aren't important enough to get paid? Whose bright idea was this? Here's what I'll do to "earn" while not getting paid: I'll continue to bury your Heroes of wars past and present. I'll continue to help keep your Soldiers' marriages together. I'll continue to counsel your Soldiers through the often devastating effects of Post-Traumatic Stress from which I also suffer. I'll continue to do physical training so I'm ready to deploy even on short notice. I'll continue to preach the Word and make sure our Soldiers have the opportunity to exercise their freedom of religion. I'll do my best to help other Soldiers get through a financial crisis if it comes to not getting paid. Bottom line---if the military doesn't get paid NO ONE in the government should get paid.
Another quote from Ronnie: "We are a volunteer force. We volunteer to experience things that 99% of America's population will never understand. Don't ask us to go without pay."
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR GOVERNMENT - THAT THEY MAKE UNSELFISH DECISIONS!! OUR LAWMAKERS & OUR PRESIDENT ARE ALL WEALTHY PEOPLE - ESPECIALLY COMPARED TO OUR MILITARY PERSONNEL. PRAY THAT THIS ISSUE IS RESOLVED & THAT OUR GOVERNMENT WAKES UP - THINGS HAVE GOT TO CHANGE IN AMERICA!!