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We Sometimes Forget

(Choosing the Coast Guard Academy, Class of 2012) Permanent link   All Posts
 Katie Schumacher You forget. I forget. We all forget. I have so much on my mind between classes, military duties, swim practice, and daily “need to get dones” that I forget. I worry about a test that didn’t go as planned; I whine about a shipmate who didn’t follow through; I forget why I am here.

go home for Thanksgiving. I see family and relatives I have not seen in four – five – six years. I catch up on Time magazine – I read about Fort Hood, about PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) in current soldiers and Navy Seals, and I am thanked four times on my flight by the same Southwest Airlines flight Attendant.

And I remember.

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