Why NJ restaurants and bars put 13 drinks on an empty table
On Thursday August 26, 2021, suicide bombers killed at least 60 people including 13 American soldiers at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul in Afghanistan.
According to New York Times, two bombs exploded, killing civilians and Marines as many desperately tried to flee the country after the United States announced it would withdraw all of its troops and bring them home.
A trend that has surfaced in restaurants around the world has gone viral to show its support for these brave men and women in the armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Restaurants, bars and even barbershops show their support by placing 13 beers or drinks for these 13 American soldiers who were killed by suicide bombers in Afghanistan and there are plenty of restaurants and bars here in our area.
If you see this tribute, please drop by and say a prayer. If you’ve served in the military, salute them. No parent should have to bury their child, and neither should we have to bury our American soldiers.
I know many members from different branches of the military and they were all extremely saddened by the deaths of these 13 United States Marines. The war in Afghanistan has lasted 20 years and that it ends is tragic.
I don’t know what to say other than that I will pray for these families. Most of these Marines were young and had the rest of their lives ahead of them. Reading their individual stories broke my heart.
Their lives were cut short as they performed the duties to which they had been sworn in. They died just trying to protect people. If that’s not the definition of a hero, I don’t know what is.
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