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Whom will it hurt?

This past Thursday evening when I exited the freeway on my way home from work, my range of emotions went from shock to anger to sorrow.

The shock was not from seeing the people standing in protest of the war in Iraq; I have come to expect to see them and each time I give a silent “thank you” to our son who is overseas fighting for their right to be there. The shock was seeing the large pictures of flag-draped coffins they felt it necessary to display.

The anger was not toward the people for protesting – but for their decision to display these pictures. The sorrow was for all of the other mothers, fathers, wives, children, sisters and brothers who might have exited the freeway like I did and who hardly need a reminder that our soldiers are in harm’s way so that you can maintain your right to stand on the freeway overpass.

This was a cruel display and rather disrespectful to the fallen heroes of all wars who have given their lives for your freedoms.

“Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness and courage can only be expected from the strong.” – Leo Buscaglia.

Carole McCallum

Nevada City

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