I was checking the headlines on my husband’s BlackBerry yesterday on our way back into the City. We wanted to know who won the Indy 500, but before I could get to the news on Scott Dixon, I had to click on this headline: Boeing 747 splits in two on runway
How could this happen? Four of the five crew members on board were injured, but incredibly, the plane didn’t catch fire. It’s a little eerie, all the same.
In Iraq, a frightening discovery: teenagers forced to train with insurgents, learning to attack Iraqi security forces. News that is especially disheartening on Memorial Day. When I saw the headline, I immediately thought of the children forced to fight against their will in so many conflicts in Africa…some as young as seven or eight. I wish I knew what made people so sick that they believed training children to kill was a good idea.
I know I mentioned the iReport Memorial Day gallery on Friday – in case you missed it, here’s the link again. I also wanted to let you know about some new resources on CNN’s Impact Your World page, allowing you to reach out to US veterans and their families.
Filed under: Erica Hill
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