DEAR ABBY: Our 17-year-old twin son and daughter met with military recruiters who came to their school and made the military sound exciting and glamorous. They are now saying that after they graduate next year, they want to join the military instead of going to college. They have even put up military posters in their rooms that they received from the recruiters.
My husband and I are horrified. We cannot stand the thought of them going off to war, and do not believe that war is the answer to the world's problems. It will be a year, and hopefully the novelty of the idea will wear off by then. However, I don't want to take a chance. How can I counter the idea? -- CLEVELAND MOM
I understand Cleveland Mom's concern with sending her kids off to war...that is an entirely natural response to having ones children possibly put into harms way. On the other hand Cleveland Mom, tell this crap about "war not being the answer" to the free people in Europe. Tell your kids to read a book, like the "Longest Day" or "We Were Soldiers...". There's a lot worse things in the world a kid could aspire to than being a soldier.
I suppose defending your nation is something best left to others or only worth doing when there is little to no risk involved. It seems her kids got some spunk from somewhere, maybe it was Dad's side of the family.
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