Saturday, February 11, 2006

The strong shall survive

I never would have thought I would describe a post by Dax as beautiful but he has done a beautiful post about a re-enlistment ceremony that took place at his restaurant. One thing about being a nation at war, people that aren’t willing to put their life on the line for their country aren’t going to be signing up for a second or third tour. It’s 4 and a half years now since 9/11 and the people who are still re-enlisting are the ones you want protecting you. They deserve all of the respect with their willingness to put their life on the line for a second time for your sake.

Our re-enlisting isn’t about politics; it’s about a way of life. Like warriors of the past, we have decided to follow this path. We don’t make the rules, we don’t decide on who we’re going to fight, our elected officials make that decision. They point the way and we’re responsible for getting the job done.

As individuals we don’t always agree with what our leaderships plans, but as a well disciplined armed force, we do as we’re told keeping with the highest values of our military heritage.

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