There is a suggestion that military service attracts ADHDers. There’s excitement, travel, structure and support in matters that require organization.
It seems likely, therefore, that there might be a higher percentage of people with ADHD among military organizations then there is in the general public. And that’s quite possibly a good thing for the military.
People with ADHD are often quick responders. We are people who are able to solve problems in effective, though maybe unique ways.
So in honour of those who offered themselves and their lives to protect those they loved, and fight for what they believed in, I would like to say a few words publicly:
I believe that war is a horrid thing to endure. I will not discuss the rightness or wrongness of it here. Today is not the time for that. Today is the time to honor those who stood a post or flew a plane, crawled through a freezing trench or sweated in a tank, made sacrifices they should not have been asked to make with their lives or the lives of their children, their spouses or their parents.
There is nothing I can say that will ever be enough to pay back the debt to these men and women, so I’ll be quiet now, after I say …
… thank you.