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a retrospective…

julie in okinawa

Hello everyone,

I am feeling the weight of the damage that we do to each other as I write this. It’s Sunday morning and the news of the attacks in France have left me with a heavy heart. Why can’t people of any belief see that hate and destruction is not what any god commands? I send my thoughts to people all over the world who have to live at the hands of extremists.

So, this week was Veteran’s Day and what an experience to work on a Marine base not only on Veteran’s Day but during the 240th birthday of the Marine Corps and for the annual ball. I’ve said it a lot, but these individuals put it all on the line every day for us. So many of them did not want to come over here away from everyone they’ve known, they’re very young and much is demanded…

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