I'm not sure if anyone else has seen these posts flying around on Facebook lately, but each time I see it, it seems to really annoy me.
"R.I.P To the 31 U.S. Troops who were killed in a Helicopter crash in Afghanistan today. I bet no one cares enough to re-post for Respect. This is a real reason for flags at half staff! Re-post if you have a heart......♥ Prayers for the Families"
Now granted I agree with this post. It is sad that in one event we lost 31 U.S. troops and that they do deserve respect and prayers. But what bothers me the most about this post is that is said it happened TODAY. I'm sorry but it happened in August 2011. I feel for those families, I really do and I pray for them and their loved ones, but why do we need to keep bringing it up? Not to mention every time I see it my heart stops a bit at the 31 U.S. soldiers part because things are not going good over there right now. The last article I read is the they are continuing operations as usual with just more vigilance, this just scares the crap outta me.
I have wanted to say something to the people I see posting this, but I am afraid to come across as bitchy and rude, when all I really want to do is tell them they have their facts wrong. What would you guys do? Would you tell them in a response to the post or a private message? One of the people who posted this is my sister-in-law, and I probably don't need to stir the pot anymore than it already is. I don't know this post is just really bugging me lately and I'm not sure if I should just ignore or do something. Any thoughts or suggestions would be very welcomed.