Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day


This is the National Cemetery in Marietta, Ga. It is acres and acres of the bodies of young people who gave their lives in war time of between the War Between the States and present.

I would say that is the bulk. Also are other ex-miiitary people buried here who lived to be a ripe old age.

I think sometimes we as a nation don't appreciate what these young men gave up for our protection - the ultimate sacrifice: Their life, you can't donate more than that.

And the sad thing is that they sometimes they fought for what not what they believed in but what their leaders beleived in.

And their leaders appreciated them in a non-costly way, like applauding them, but when it comes down to whacking the budget, Veterans' Benefits are usually the first to get the ax.

Regardless of your politics, it seems to me you would have to admire someone willing to die for your freedom.

That is the bottom line, they think they are protecting your freedom, which the leaders may just have a hard-on for the downfall of a certain leader in another country, but the soldier's job is not to question, he took an oath to do what is demanded of him.

Shame on our leaders for putting him in harm's way when our freedom isn't an issue.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Steve said...

Well stated....

10:50 AM  
Blogger ET said...

Steve,
Thanks. I walked a tightrope on that one.

11:49 AM  
Blogger Nea said...

You gotta be careful, we take our freedom very seriously. I have a son in the Marines, brother was in the Navy, husband was in the Navy, Uncle Dave was in WWII, Uncle By was in a prison camp in Germany during WWII, and Uncle Vern served in WWI. My husband did two tours of duty in Vietnam and didn't exactly come home to a hero's welcome. Fighting wars that can't be won are the hardest of all.

6:58 PM  
Blogger ET said...

I joined the Navy in a patrotic moment the day after Kennedy gave his Missles in Cuba speech.

7:17 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

I agree with Steve. Nicely said.

1:19 PM  
Blogger ET said...

Suzanne,
Thank you.

5:09 PM  

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