Thursday, December 28, 2006

Sobering column that appears everyday in the New York Times (for the last four years) this was from today's Times:


You know after a while a lot of this becomes just statistic. I usually scan the names, remember the dead people (soldiers and the uncounted civilians) and move on - but this time I was struck by the fact that all people listed dead above were in their 20's.

2 comments:

Sunflower Optimism said...

Yes, I look for this in the Times every day and say a prayer for each of our fallen soldiers. They deserve at least that much - that someone takes the time to read their name, age and hometown. This particular one made me cry. It's usually only one or two names a day - but sometimes it's eleven, like today, and as you said, all in their twenties. My children are 18 and 21 - how could I not cry? These soldiers are mere babes.

I was thinking of posting this on my blog also - lest they all become just so many numbers, instead of each a person.

Very sad - thank you for posting, in remembrance.

Sunil said...

Yes, it is really terrible - and the funny thing is that not too many people seem to care anymore...