A few days ago I wrote a post about returning war vets and what they go through…I stumbled on something from CNN tonight about those who don’t make it back…the harsh realities of war hit hard around Memorial Day.
WASHINGTON (CNN) — Flowers arrived at Capt. Marissa Alexander’s office at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on June 3, 2005.
Her husband, Staff Sgt. Leroy Alexander, was half a world away fighting with the Special Forces in Afghanistan, but he had found a way to send a floral arrangement to his wife, who was five months pregnant with twins.
“He called me and asked me what building I worked in. He said he had to update some records,” Alexander said. The flowers lifted her spirits.
But a few hours later, her emotions would be thrown into a tailspin. Alexander saw two Army officers in dress uniforms knock on her front door.
One of the officers started to talk: “We regret to inform you…”