This letter is in support of those individuals fighting in Iraq on behalf of our country. Among my most treasured blessings, I am grateful for the freedom I enjoy in this country and recognize that it comes to me only as a result of the sacrifices made by those who came before myself.
Because I teach preschool children, I have observed, firsthand, some of the devastation of children, spouses and parents having to do without their most precious resource ... the presence of a loved one.
Children in our homeland are living with more instability and devastation than ever. They struggle with chronic stress due to either the immediate fear of losing a loved one or maybe the vague uneasiness of just living in the shadow of a war few of us understand.