War bonds. (reader forum).Finally the news story I've been craving craving Psychology A strong desire to consume a particular substance–eg of abuse, or food; craving is a major factor in relapse and/or continued use after withdrawal from a substance of abuse and is both imprecisely defined and difficult to measure. comes out ["Family Life During Wartime," April 29]. I have cringed at every news story featuring the words "leaves a wife and children behind," knowing that silenced gay and lesbian military personnel also leave their own families and loved ones loved ones npl → seres mpl queridos
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loved ones love npl behind. If it is important to "support the troops" during this time, then it is even more important as a community to support our gay and lesbian troops and their families.
Thank you for recognizing their important role and hopefully educating others to see this overlooked aspect of the story. The stories you featured serve as an extremely appropriate reminder to those in the military that they are not forgotten, that their service is appreciated, and that we all owe them a very large thank-you--not only for doing their job but for doing it under the oppression of "don't ask, don't tell."
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Your cover photo was highly evocative e·voc·a·tive
Tending or having the power to evoke.
e·voca·tive·ly adv. . As an active-duty member of the Canadian Forces, it is a scene I've been witness to, though not often. Most recently I watched as my best friend said goodbye to her partner, also a member of the forces, the morning she was to leave for the Persian Gulf Persian Gulf, arm of the Arabian Sea, 90,000 sq mi (233,100 sq km), between the Arabian peninsula and Iran, extending c.600 mi (970 km) from the Shatt al Arab delta to the Strait of Hormuz, which links it with the Gulf of Oman. . Though it was heart-wrenching and difficult, it was also a small triumph. In Canada we are allowed to be out and still serve our country.
That said, there is still a long way to go. The stroke of a pen cannot create an immediate acceptance of something that to many members of the military is still strange and marginal behavior as opposed to a trait you are born with.
We are, however, legally protected and able to serve without fear of reprisal reprisal, in international law, the forcible taking, in time of peace, by one country of the property or territory belonging to another country or to the citizens of the other country, to be held as a pledge or as redress in order to satisfy a claim. or overt discrimination. To my brothers and sisters in uniform in the American forces, I salute you. Your time will come, and although it's not all ice cream and roses, there is a sense of pride and an incredible feeling of freedom, emotions that have always been and should remain a tangible thing when in service to your nation. The Marines sum it up well: semper fidelis "Semper Fidelis" is Latin for "Always faithful." This phrase has served as motto or title for several entities, listed here in the order in which they are believed to have adopted it: Families and Individuals
The Lynch family of Galway
, always faithful. Keep that faith and know that you have a lot of unconditional support north of the border.
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While I have been totally opposed to the war in Iraq, I do respect those who have chosen to enlist en·list
v. en·list·ed, en·list·ing, en·lists
1. To engage (persons or a person) for service in the armed forces.
2. To engage the support or cooperation of.
v. in our armed forces, and I especially admire those gay men and lesbians who have to endure many trials and tribulations in order to serve. However, when I read "Paul, a registered Republican who describes himself as 'very patriotic,'" my sympathy for Paul and Ken went out the door. Undoubtedly Paul has voted for the very men and women of the Republican Party who work so hard to keep the illogical "don't ask, don't tell" policy alive at the expense of our gay and lesbian soldiers. Paul, try voting Democratic the next time around.
C.R. Lake, Chicago, Ill.