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We Should Remember

Lest We Forget ...
Lest We Forget …

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.

We Should Remember

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or more generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about having ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

email me at ADHD Man

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APA Reference
Babcock, K. (2013). We Should Remember. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 16, 2018, from


Last updated: 10 Nov 2013
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 10 Nov 2013
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