A long time ago, a wise and loved American told us to “ask what you can do for your country”. We cheered.
Then our country called, and we answered, We answered every time she called. Korea, Viet Nam, Laos, Panama, Nicaragua, Iraq, Afghanistan and so many other places far from our own shore. We went there, so that “they” would not come here.
Today we take a few minutes from the cook-out or the storytelling, and spend a few minutes remembering those that went, and the many that did not return.
There are many left crippled by their experiences. Many of those who returned suffered injuries cannot be seen. Injuries that still trouble 10-20-30 or even 50 years later.
But now it seems as if all that was for nothing, as the ones who would lead us today, are no different from those we fought against yesterday.
We must be aware of those that would replace all that we fought for, with that which we fought against. I say we, because I was one of those that answer the call.
Their ideas and ways of domination must be resisted and pushed away. And their lies must not be taken for truths.
“We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal; and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, LIBERTY, and the pursuit of happiness.” T.Jefferson