Are seniors really working in war zones?

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.


Afghanistan (Photo credit: Ricymar Photography (Thanks to all the fans!!!!))

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!


About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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