The sisterhood reminds us

Published: Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 10:38 AM.

In talking about a fundraiser effort for the Semper Fi Sisters which her high school choir was undertaking, Walton County resident Adele Armitage talked about the importance for young people to look beyond themselves.

At this time it seems like good medicine for most of us.

Too easy these days is it to be sucked down, sucked in, by our crazy lives that to gaze above the dashboard almost feels like luxury.

We peek now and again, many of us better than others, but tunnel vision is far too prevalent.

So we need a visit such as the upcoming one by the Semper Fi Sisters to provide a ground wire.

Those wives, sisters, grandmothers and mothers of deployed servicemen and women remind us that indeed, after more than 10 years, there is something going on in Afghanistan, something during which those among the best and brightest of their generation are fighting and dying.

A recent survey showed that major media provides less than wall-to-wall coverage of a war half a world away, but plug into the Semper Fi Sisters and discovery is at the fingertips.

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