The voice resonating from every corner of the station, the cries of small babies, their cute little hand is not ready to leave the hand of their father”Dad, I will miss you, Please come soon.” the tears rolling down from wife’s eyes “Take-care of yourself, don’t worry about us, just do your job and yes, come soon, I will be waiting for you” and two trembling hands blessing their son”Love you my son,feels proud to have you, keep your head high and our blessings are always with you. ” These families have come to see off their fathers, husbands and sons, who are going for a big mission, for the biggest job in any corner of the world. Their job doesn’t guarantee their safe return, they are the most least paid employees and their job is to save their own country. These great people are none other are our brave soldiers, an army man.
Army men have to ensure the national security, they have to protect the nation from external threats. They have sleepless nights just so that we can have many peaceful and safe nights. Like us, even they have their families who are waiting for their arrival safely at home. Not only the soldiers are strong, but even their families are, who are afraid from within that some day they don’t receive a bad news of their son’s death, but still they be strong and allow their son to go with a hope to see them soon safe again.
I am here in a mall, sipping my favourite coffee and writing this article, it’s easy to sit here and write, but I can’t even imagine the pain felt by the soldiers who most of the time spend their life on the border and protect their own country and wait for the day to see their families who in turn wait to see the face of their sons. We go out with our families and friends for a movie, go out for a dinner almost every weekend, but these soldiers long for such precious moments.
They don’t feel sad about it, because their willpower is very strong and their first family is their country and their job is to save their motherland. Salute to every Indian army and their families and a big thanks to keep us safe at the risk of their own lives.
It is a proud privilege to be a soldier – a good soldier … [with] discipline, self-respect, pride in his unit and his country, a high sense of duty and obligation to comrades and to his superiors, and a self confidence born of demonstrated ability.”
― George S. Patton Jr.