Tue. Oct 27th, 2020

The death of what you thought was a brotherhood, sisterhood the friendship that you thought was to last forever. You have just grown too different, you no longer understand one another.

With pain comes a certain understanding, but once you experience a greater or even different pain it becomes succumbed. It is personal, now no one understands. A brotherhood, sisterhood or friendship is something only a few could understand. I say that because people only really have small groups of friends, a few people they stay close with. Too many, is too much.

Experience Gap

I recently spoke with a Vietnam Vet who is probably my grandmother’s age. His name is Ken and he understands me. He is from a different generation and I have more in common with him than 99% of other individuals my age from this nation. I have a friends who have never served in the Military and since I joined we all have slowly drifted. I have only a few friends now who did not serve in the military, I also only have a few close friends. But that is all I need, in reality.

Now that your friends have a job, a new romantic relationship, experiencing a different side of reality or whatever. Friendships you used to have will end and it comes a time when you just move past. Yeah you might hang out every couple years but as time goes on friendships cease to exist.

Military unit saluting

However a friendship, more of a brotherhood forged with blood, sweat and tears through the pain every military member experienced at some point or has had to endure. Military is a little different, I would gladly stand and defend this Nation again, so my children can continue to live free. I know there are others like me.

Semper Fi!


By Mac

I am looking to change the rhetoric and perception of the American Veteran, one person at a time. #Post8ForLife Semper Fi! 🇺🇸

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