Michelle Karim has several relatives serving in the military and wants everyone to support the troops and bring them home.
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I was checking my email the other day and I had a message from my cousin Ted, in Iraq. He sent me a picture of soldiers in a dug out. It was so cool. You could see the dust blowing up and the soldiers laying behind this big thing returning fire. I immediately replied but of course I didn’t expect anything back for a couple of weeks or months.
My cousin is one out of my six relatives who is currently in the military. I have a sister and five cousins who are fighting for this country. I really like support groups that try to help the soldiers by sending them money or food, and other things that they may need. I think that if more people were supportive of the soldiers, they would feel safer. People tell me all the time: “Oh they might not be fighting.” But I say they’re still over there in a foreign country, and I have no way to contact them unless they call me or send me an email.
I know that a lot of people have relatives in the war that they wish could be home with them. There’s always and empty space in my heart on my birthday when I don’t get those special calls from my relatives because they can’t.
The politics are important, but I just want my family home. I don’t think it makes me or anyone else less of a patriot to want their family home.