I was in total disbelief when I read the AARP September edition (yes, I am a geek that keeps up with the older crowd – learning a lot, too, thank you very much!). They had an article written by Denis D. Gray about how older Americans are working in Afghanistan.
As much as I don’t like to see our young soldiers have to go there, I certainly do not want our older crowd to have to see what is happening there and for those to be their last memories for goodness sake!
Upon reading the article though, I discovered that the brave men and women have gone to war torn country to help make a vast difference for those that remain after the 12-year span of warfare. They are achieving things like reviving scouting programs, helping impoverished women to earn extra income from sewing, remaining a soldier and bringing some peace by playing bass guitar at Sunday chapel services and helping to rebuild the country.
These men and women are proud of their accomplishments and only want to bring some good to those that have seen such bad. Although the younger crowd should be displaying that With Age Comes Respect, these older Americans are showing the world that With Any Age Comes Respect!