Yesterday, Jessica Lynch graduated from college. How many of you remember her name? The entire world knew her name 8 years ago when she became the first female prisoner of war in the Iraq war.
Sh was held for nine days after her vehicle was shot and crashed. One of her best friends died in the battle along with ten others. Jessica was severely injured and still cannot feel one of her legs. When she was rescued from her captors the government said she went down fighting and shooting, but as she will gladly tell you, none of that happened and that her rifle jammed. She was criticized for not going along with the story and says she still gets hate mail for not agreeing to lie. I think that at 19 it is great that she had enough moxie (do people still use that word) to stand up for herself and not be bullied or forced into saying something that was not true even if it would have made her a hero.
Congratulations on graduating. She is going to be teaching elementary school.