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On the eve of Michael Jackson's memorial, seven soldiers lost their lives

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I cry for our soldiers and their families and not for Michael Jackson.  If that seems callous; well tough.  I have followed these wars since they started and we have lost far too many brave soldiers, yet the focus is on one man some call an icon?  Oh please, please help me understand this as I read where 7 soldiers lost their lives.


As the fans, celebrities and media focus in on his children, for many years, thousands of knocks have been knocked and where many children have learned that their mom or dad were not coming home.  No one knows their names as the media has reported Michael Jackson's children's names.  Children of military personnel do not stand a chance at inheriting millions of dollars and often are left with nothing.


The Reverend Al Sharpton has called for tomorrow to be a day of mourning for Michael Jackson.  Me, I will call it a day of mourning for these seven soldiers who lost their lives.  With that said, I will ask America: Where do your tears and sorrow belong?


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