Wars in Afghanistan, Iraq reality of post-9/11 GoUpstate.com Spartanburg Herald-Journal Spartanburg SC:
War has marred much of the past decade.
From the devastating attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., on Sept. 11, 2001, to the ever-growing number of lives lost by America and its allies overseas, the past 10 years have epitomized the fight to retain a way of life.
"Our military has done a wonderful job in keeping us free for the last 100 or so years, and they're not going to let us down now," said Jim Harbison, American Legion Post 28 adjutant. "I can't talk for the politicians" -- he laughs -- "but I know the military will not let us down."
"Just this month, Lowe's Home Improvement chipped in $25,000 of the $35,000 needed to bring 200 National Guardsmen training in Wisconsin home to Spartanburg and Fort Mill for the holidays.
And groups like the Blue Star Mothers regularly send care packages overseas -- despite the high cost of postage."