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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Emily's question

If you got injured in the war and only had a couple days to live, would you rather spend it with your family, or the soldiers who were protecting you, and fighting side by side with you.

4 comments:

Sam D said...

I would rather stay with the soldiers who I fought by and became friends with. I wouldn't want to seem weak by just ducking out and not sticking in it to the end. Also, it would be too difficult to deal with all of the emotions of seeing your family for the last time in your life. The soldiers could just leave you be or stay by your side so, in them leaving, you can ponder your thoughts. You can't ask your family to leave your side when you are about to die. Besides, I would want to die a soldiers' death

Maggie said...

I would go to my family. They are the poeple that raised me and loved me. But it would be really hard seeing the emotions as your dying. Im not really sure- that's a hard question and I would probably know the answer once I'm dying(no duh).

Brandon T. said...

I don't think I would do either. I would ask to be sent to the dead room so I wouldn't give my family or my fellow soldiers the pain of losing a friend.

Sarah R. said...

I would rather spend it with my family because I have known and loved my family longer than I have ever known anyone else, and they are the ones who have loved me all of my life and taught me all I know about being a good person.

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