Thursday, January 21, 2010
This has been an
unpleasant insane day at work. And it's only Thursday! Normally that would mean there is one more day to the work week, but in my case that is not the truth this week. You see, the U.S. Army has this program called the Yellow Ribbon Campaign. When a soldier returns from Iraq or Afghanistan he or she is supposed to attend a class on suicide prevention. I never did, and I got out. But, I went back into the Reserves before my original contract was up. So my name was still in the system. So, now I am required to attend this class. But the campaign is really more than just a suicide prevention class. The also have people who can give information about all sorts of Veterans Affairs benefits. Some examples are financing to assist with school, medical information, mental wellness information, and more. Therefore, I will be getting on a plane at 7 a.m. local time tomorrow morning to fly to beautiful, sunny Orlando, Florida! It is supposed to be 75 degrees there tomorrow! That's so much better than the mid-forties we have here today! Of course, I'll just be gone for the weekend, but that's okay. The whole trip is paid for, as well. With that, I must say a large thank you to our American tax payers. It is not wasted monies, as I know I will get useful information and assistance from this trip. I also thank you all for supporting the troops. American, British, Italian, French, Japanese, it matters not. You may not agree with the idea behind the war or how it is being handled. But I must say that whatever the reason, I served and am serving as a proud American who loves the FREEDOM the so many before me died for. Thanks and God bless. See you all next week!!