Haunted by a Phrase

Remember that in the final choice, a soldier’s pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoner’s chains.

                 ~ Eisenhower

I read this line this morning and my first thought was of Gilad Shalit. It is so true – what a heavy burden Gilad and his family have borne for more than three years, more than 1,300 days. I am, as I think of Gilad, haunted by this simple phrase…

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