Thursday, November 17, 2005

Conclusion to (my) Veterans Week

Well, I think you get the picture. But in case you didn’t, here are 5 more. The cartoon near the end sums up the nature of our service folks that we send out to do the cruel bidding of war. I hope you have a renewed appreciation for those who sacrifice for freedom.

I know it is now politically popular to magnify the inevitable tragedies of war, but to insinuate that they are representative of our actions and goals is perhaps the biggest injustice of all. Suitably, these heroes join a long line of those who are censured for doing the right thing. Indeed, opposition seems to be a hallmark of good doing. But it is a testament to the excellence of the American soldier, that when one does screw up, it’s (world wide) news!

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty."
-John F. Kennedy (JFK)

May it ever be so. Rush Limbaugh noted that America, in its short history, has sent more of its citizens to free people of the world than any other country in history. JFK seems to agree:

In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility - I welcome it.
John F. Kennedy

When war is inevitable, who is more honorable, reliable, or more capable, than the American soldier? Thank you Veterans, from the bottom of our hearts. May God bless you and may God bless America.

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