June 13, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

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This is an Army soldier in Iraq with his tiny "plot" of grass in front of his tent. He asked his wife to send him dirt ( U.S. soil), fertilizer, and some grass seed so that he can have the sweet aroma, and feel the grass grow beneath his feet. When the men of the squadron have a mission that they are going on, they take turns walking through the grass and the American soil -- to bring them good luck.

20 comments:

Kelly said...

Wow...great story with that picture. Makes you think...

Tricotine said...

Wonderful story! Very moving. Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for visiting!
Happy WW! :-)

isabelle aka Tricotine
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Moving Mama said...

This looks like someone we know - would love to know if it came off the internet - and where :)? I sent a lot of things to my husband when he was Iraq, but I can't say grass was one of them...

The Rock Chick said...

What a touching story! How nice it must be for them all to have a little bit of home, even if it's just a patch of grass we all take for granted. Great picture!

Happy WW!
Jessica The Rock Chick

Candace & Anna said...

what an awesome picture!

purple_kangaroo said...

I've seen this photo e-mailed around. I'm glad those soldiers have a tiny bit of home there with them.

Rebecca said...

This was by far the best Wordless Wed. post I have seen today!

Blessings!
Becki
VoteForBecki.com

Sherry said...

That must mean so much to the soldiers. Such simple thing.

jams o donnell said...

Great idea that. A tangible link with home must help make life there just a little more bearable

TeaMouse said...

That's such a nice story! I'm glad you included it, as it really had more of an impact when combined with the picture.

Mz Jackson said...

What an absolutely fantastic story! I love stuff like this. Thanks for sharing.

FRIGGA said...

That's great story with the pic to go with!

Happy WW - mines up at Any Apples

mousey said...

a touching story and a great pic!

TorAa said...

WW need no W. We see what he his doing.

That does not mean the story is out of my interest. On the contrary - you should do a separate posting - after showing the picture... See what I mean.. ?

allhisblessings said...

That is one of the most touching things I've read. Thank you for sharing this.

Cyndi said...

that's awesome!

pelfy said...

WHoA! What an interesting pic and story. Thanks for sharing.

Happy WW.

Carrie! :o) said...

Oh wow! Loved that story ~ and picture!! It's the simple things in life...

jdoriot said...

Neat photo and neat story too! Thanks for sharing this with us!!

IRENE said...

With men and women like these, no wonder America is a great nation!Thanks for sharing, and the best to your son.