Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is now safely back within the borders of the United States. We are so grateful that he is no longer being held captive by those who desire to destroy America, by those who have a complete disregard for freedom and liberty.
We are grateful that our nation’s promise to “leave no man behind” has been fulfilled.
We started supportbowe.org because we too believe that the United States should not leave any member of the Armed Forces behind in enemy captivity. We believe that every service member should know that there are those who will stand up for them and make their case known. We believe that no matter the circumstances, our country does not pick and choose which Americans are worthy of rescue; tireless, unwavering effort must be made to rescue anyone who is held prisoner by enemy forces.
We want all Americans to know that there are men and women who are committed to upholding their freedom. Our work to raise awareness about Bowe has also been an effort to raise awareness in the general public about those fellow Americans who are serving in the Armed Forces. Less than 0.5 percent of the population serves in the Armed Forces. The disconnect between those who serve and the general population is profound. It is appalling that so many Americans are oblivious to the cost of war.
Those of us who founded supportbowe.org to bring attention to Bowe Bergdahl’s plight are no strangers to the cost of war, we have each lost someone dear to us because of it. Among us are some who are still waiting for a closure that will only happen when the remains of a lost loved one are brought home and properly put to rest. We understood so much of what the Bergdahl family was suffering that we could not ignore them in their time of need. We sought to give them the support a family in their situation would find comforting. In doing so, we also hoped to send a message to any family who would find themselves in the same situation that they would not be left to suffer alone.
This effort has allowed us to become acquainted with thousands of good people who have been willing to speak out on behalf of an American soldier who was held prisoner by enemy forces. We are blessed to have worked together with them on Bowe’s cause. We are also blessed to know that hundreds of thousands of our fellow Americans, as well as people from around the world, are willing to step up and stand strong for a member of America’s Armed Forces during his time of need.
Bowe is home; what we set out to do is done. This is our final post on supportbowe.org. For the time being, we’ll continue to post any important updates to the “Waiting and Advocating for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl… ” Facebook page. Our prayers will continue for Bowe and his family as this next chapter begins.
May God bless all who serve and have served to keep America free. And may God bless America.