Dear ABC Team:
Recently, it came to my attention that Bob Woodruff and Doug Vhot had been wounded over in Iraq...I want to say that I watched this footage and I could hardly finish watching...I felt a deep sense of hurt and pounding in my chest to listen to the doctors, friends, family, soldiers, and to learn of this incident...Our men and women on the frontlines are given an eye by your team...many others come and gone as well , but I trully felt a great stab in the chest, because now the news team I think highly of has displayed a heroism that brings it home as a civilian, who can now understand the pain and sorrow of our military men...their families, their children... a nation torn by death,and sorrow... (If I have spelled Doug's last name wrong forgive me).
It wasn't until I saw this footage, that I realized you now fully understand the depth of war...to live it first hand is a great pain and rememberance when it is one of your own, this is a family, just like us who wear the uniform, there is a sense of urgency that accompanies family tragedy..all to often we are removed when its not our blood, or a friend, someone important to us...that is why this war must end, it is ripping us apart ... Ross! I felt, the rememberance when JFK was killed on National TV, when I was a child, I also felt the depth of pain rekindled when this war began and I had to stand at the gates and say goodbye to my comrades...many things flicker in a soldiers mind, that bring tears to one's eyes for those of us that stay behind...a feeling that encompasses dread, dispair, can't do enough to help cope, trying to make the children happy...I have served and been treated with less with dignity by those who are here on the home front because people go about as if nothing is happening, they have little feel of who we are...each profession has a certain recognition of awareness to those that are doing the same service they are serving, therefore take note that those of us in uniform are many, and feel a sense of pain and vigilance that will never go awy, now you and your staff have now faced it, time will heal but you will never forget, just like the soldier who faces the little compassion as they make their way competing for favor, but I would have been bettter to be with the men and women who are closer than the people here....love is when one stands in the face of our fellow man and learns to be a family without blood of kin...a friend in times of hurt, and knowing we are each American gives you a sense of kinship...it becomes a bond like those soldiers helping Bob and Doug, they felt it, just like you staff, the one's who are closest know its rip...I commend such a brave team to tackle the war and the events that have and continue to happen right here at home...nothing is more important than the news that is about more than frivolous mush that we are watching on TV today...leisure news find another page... just because its about vanity and richness, that does nothing for the families who have a loved one gone..we can turn it off sometimes but the need to stay abreast comes back when we finish what ever we were doing....our men need us, because they are of us...Canadians are over there, how many more...Blessings to All the staff at ABC, especially Mr Westin. for having one fine team..Apachecheynne
ABC News Team! Much is happening in the world today..So many concerns yet, one must be so focused to keep things on track..very hard to do when what you have learned about the world outside starts affecting you..learning that the corruption is real and starts like a small thread slowly moving forward weaving in and out of your life without being able to see it..finding weak spots to penetrate it..to bring life down, to cause mayham...this is what has been learned, and I feel it is futile to even raise one's head without intrepedation and loss of self...humility is learning that we are not as great as we could be, that to be a humane being is to give light and hope for each other..to embrace that which is in the heart and console the very existance of loving for the good of a community, a nation..To honor each other but to know when one is deceived and to recognize the audacity of those who have managaed to survive by defeating others ways and their lives..I have learned to face much in darkness..trauma of death and loss of heart..to begin again seems unsurmountable at times, not like hearing someone come through the injury of the body that is physical and needs work in repairing..but the mental to distrinquish that which was a illusion of a soverienty that does not exist....To better oneself is not to trust everyone because it is the right thing to do..I have learned that even when people are different, they do not necessarily want to share in your expose'...This is trully Life... A mixture of good and evil, a mixture of love and hate, and trully ubalanced to day...
Faith is guided by rules and regulations right from school, but does not always give adherance to those who have gone to school or who become the elite thus far.....Hope, is trully not giving up! Finding a thread of existance for those who are beaten..those who are the weak links...to be better and to be bold and to stand alone through such heavily sedated conglomerates of mixed beliefs...Life can be heavy....How does a News Reporter stay fixed and focused with so much pain and sentiment...mixed emotions and misconceptions! I commend you for giving detail and insight into what most of us loose sight of because of subjective thinking..to stay trully objective today is a feat if not a enormous bridge and a moutain to climb..Apachecheynne