The sisterhood reminds us

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

Those soldiers are there to uphold a document written over 230 years ago that guarantees those rights and liberties and bestows on us the responsibilities that come with those rights and liberties – specifically not to abridge others’ rights and liberties, regardless of circumstance.

Nearly 80 women from 23 states and the District of Columbia – California, Colorado, Arizona, Alabama, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Texas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida – will convene for four days in Gulf County in the coming weeks.

They will take advantage of the Southern hospitality they’ve been offered the past three years, bond, relax, laugh, cry, sing, dance, eat, provide a jolt to the economy and reach out to 1,000 soldiers.

And in doing so offer a reminder about their loved ones in harm’s way, about the rights, liberties and responsibilities embraced by their families’ shared sacrifices and the distance left for us to travel between those ideals and reality.

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