And although one could not accuse Aichele of being someone who spends too much time looking backward and not forward, she makes a point when discussing the difference between those families whose children are fighting our country's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and those who fought our nation's war against germany, Italy and Japan."
"Unfortunately, the public has a very short memory," Aichele said at a ceremony last month declaring May to be Blue Star Mothers' Month, in honor of the organization that supports those families who have sons and daughters on active duty overseas in time of war.
Aichele pointed out that when the Blue Star Mothers organization began in 1942,What that adds up to is that service families at times feel adrift in a world that does not always recognize the sacrifices that they are making.
more than 60 percent of all American families had family members in the service;
now, less than 1 percent do.