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President Obama has announced that he would be withdrawing 10,000 troops from Afghanistan and would bring them back home. This is indeed a happy moment for the families of all those individuals who are serving in the troubled country.
It is important to step ahead and express one’s appreciation and gratitude to the personnel of the armed forces. Many persons adopt an ideological stand and focus on whether the war in Afghanistan was necessary or not. However, the ordinary soldier does not have the option of questioning orders.
He or she will simply follow them and try to do the best for the country. In such a scenario, one must adopt the same approach and one should focus on the personal bravery of the soldiers and applaud the same when they return. The best way to respect the efforts of the military personnel is to ensure that families of those who lost their loved ones in the war effort are taken care of. It may not take a lot to ensure that any such family in your neighborhood or community is taken care of. Financial support is not a big problem because the government invariably ensures the well being of such families. However, the loss of a loved one cannot be overcome by simply receiving more cash.
Organizing a function or event that celebrates the life of those who lost their lives in the campaign will be a good gesture. One must remember the age old military proverb-there are no bad soldiers, only bad generals. When the soldiers return home, one must not insult their efforts in any manner by involving unnecessary ideological stands.