THIS WE SHALL DEFEND
... “Solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith”...
WE THE US MILITARY
“Yesterday, Today and as long as this Constitutional Republic shall stand”...
“This we Shall Defend”.
May 30, 2013
Tell the young folks; do not be confused between the Commercial opportunity week-end and their Heritage.
For many years Memorial Day was when school was over for summer vacation and no school until after Labor Day. With the late '60's, the real meaning for the holiday, was sadly being updated, nightly on the evening TV News.
58,260 were the reported killed in Vietnam. I went to the “Wall” in DC, one time. Old memories and the “Wall” did not mix well with me. I wonder, if those on a time delayed death from “Agent Orange", will have a section, on the “Wall”?
POST THE ORDER
ALL ACTIVE DUTY WILL BECOME VETERANS
Our Military will come home to almost all welcome arms. We know the welcome is controlled by the Mass Media. As the Media changes, so will the welcome.
Military Medicine advancements have brought home many that, if the same wounds had been in Vietnam, would have come home in a bag. Where did the Military & VA Care Programs go? I don't remember our wounded Vets going on TV for money after Vietnam. The words, Fraud, Waste and Procurement Abuse keep coming to mind. Mr. President, it takes more than changing the head of VA. Remember, "They won't work and you sure can’t fire them". Let's hear it for the Government Employees Union and the Democratic Party.
WHERE DID ALL THE "LIFER'S" GO?
Remember when we were all young troops? Remember the older NCO's? Behind their backs we laughed and called them names. Along the way, one may have imparted to you the skills that you later used to stay alive. Somehow, they were not as funny as you got older. In years to come I often thought of those special people. I understood the answer to the question. Here is to you SFC Cooper, I never trusted the "little bastards". I am sure the same can be said of the Afgans.
From the members of the Military Family, yesterday and today, we say to you our employers, have a great week-end. We were and are there, to protect the "Brave and the Free".
"Give me the grace to forgive and the ability to never forget"
~REH aka Black Sheep