Bin Laden is gone but the war goes on. Every other day in Iraq or Afghanistan, a US soldier loses an arm or a leg.
Thousands of miles away, their fellow soldiers are helping to fight another war that’s taking even more lives….closer to home.
Members of the military joined the march last weekend at the Relay for Life in Monterey–taking time to battle a different enemy—cancer.
Dozens of men and women from the Defense Language Institute came out to show their support, and devote their time for the cause at the event sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
I meet so many inspiring people at cancer events. At last year’s relay I met a local postal carrier. She was the highlight of the day for me and everyone who met her.
Definitely the day’s most memorable survivor—especially if you saw the sign she made—and wore on her butt.
She was full of fight and full of life; her attitude and sense of humor were infectious—and memorable.
But she wasn’t at the relay this year—- I was shocked and sad to learn that she lost her battle with anal cancer a few months ago.
A reminder that for all the soldiers, the war goes on.