Saturday, May 02, 2009

Unbroken Spirits

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These photos were taken at an event held to raise awareness (and money) for veterans who are adapting to life-changing injuries.



















I was opposed to the first Gulf War. Robb and I marched in protest to the second Iraq war.

But that doesn't mean my heart doesn't go out to every single person who is touched by war. Quite the contrary.

I think it would be best if we all look at the photos, and read what's been written about this event, and then think our own thoughts. Let's not use the comments section on this blog to argue about our feelings on the wars that the United States is involved in, or air our grievances about American presidents.

Instead, let's consider what it this event might have meant for these soldiers and their families and friends.

8 comments:

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

I really mean it.

I'll be ruthless about deleting antagonistic comments, even if I agree with your viewpoint.

If you feel compelled to argue about politics, please find some other place to do so.

Anonymous said...

Whether the war is/was right or wrong, these young men went when their country asked and made a mighty sacrifice.
I salute each and every one and they have my respect and gratitude.
zoemomma

Anonymous said...

I just really love seeing Barack Obama as our president!

Annalisa

Knit Wit said...

Thank you for posting this information about a wonderful effort to bring attention to a courageous group of people.

Kristen said...

I must be a simple person. All I found myself thinking was "Damn, they get go-go-gadget Cyclist attachments! Would you agree that the two guys' arms were purpose-built for bike riding? I love engineers.

I can't help but wonder if these guys have a kitchen drawer full of them. And if they have a dough hook option. I mean hell, why not? If you've had to suffer the loss of an arm, at the very least medical technology can compensate you with a full line of adaptive clip-on gadgets.

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

Believe me, I spent a bit of time pouring over the photos, looking at everyone's gear.

Robb rides the same model trike as the yellow one in the photo.

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

Kristen

You would love BORP's cycling center. They take the idea of adaptive cycling really serious, and will do whatever adaptation necessary (including duct tape) to get a disabled person out on the trail.

Kay/The Little Foxes said...

What amazing photos, and an amazing event! Thanks for sharing with all of us. All the riders shine as an inspiration to everyone, differently abled or not.

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