Monday, May 25, 2009

Today Is The Day

I hope you all are enjoying your Memorial Day and of course remember why we have Memorial Day.

In my family we don't have many veterans. My great-grandfather was in World War I, but both my grandfathers were too young to be a part of WWII and my Dad was too young to be in Vietnam. So...I am celebrating the day with my favorite military person: my husband.

I unexpectedly got the day off today. I was getting ready for work and my boss called and told me I could have the day off (paid) so I jumped at the chance to spend some extra time with Sean and Boomer.

It's basically been a lazy day for us and quite honestly it's too hot to really do anything. I'm praying we get our A/C soon. Call me a big pansy, but I'm dying without any A/C. If it were cooler I wouldn't have a problem, but 90 degree days are killing me.

In honor of today I would like to suggest a book for you to read.

It's called Soldier From The War Returning by Thomas Childers. Basically it dispels the myths that WWII Veterans didn't experience any sort of re-adjustment or negative affects from fighting in WWII. He shows documented cases of PTSD, which in those days was called pyschoneurotic disorder.

I highly recommend it.

(Photo courtsey of SecondCareer on Flickr)


Anonymous said...

While driving around today we actually got to hear this author discuss his book on NPR. He was fascinating to hear, and I am definitely adding it to my "MUST READ" list.
Have a wonderful day off with your husband.

Miss Adventure said...

That sounds like an interesting book, I'll have to try and check it out. Have an amazing day with your two fav. guys. =]

Random Musings Of My Life said...

Oh I am going to have to go get that book..

I went to the cememtary today and laid flowers and flags for Veterans whos graves had not yet be decorated.

I am very thankful