Friday, June 17, 2005

Honoring our Troops

"The frivolous demands made on our military -- that they protect museums while fighting for their lives, that they tiptoe around mosques from which people are shooting at them -- betray an irresponsibility made worse by ingratitude toward men who have put their lives on the line to protect us. It is impossible to fight a war without heroism. Yet can you name a single American military hero acclaimed by the media for an act of courage in combat? Such courage is systematically ignored by most of the media. If American troops kill a hundred terrorists in battle and lose ten of their own men doing it, the only headline will be: 'Ten More Americans Killed in Iraq Today.' Those in the media who have carped at the military for years, and have repeatedly opposed military spending, are now claiming to be 'honoring' our military by making a big production out of publishing the names of all those killed in Iraq. Will future generations see through this hypocrisy -- and wonder why we did not?" --Thomas Sowell

I think it is atrocious that we don't ever hear about these courageous men and women in the "news." I have accessed the FOIA to seek a list of men and women who HAVE received such medals. Hopefully, I won't have to wait too long. If anyone knows of a website I may go to for this information, I would greatly appreciate it. My efforts have proven fruitless.

In the meantime, I know of a site who cares enough to let us know of such things as these. Blackfive is a wonderful source of information. I highly recommend you take some time out of your busy day and pay tribute to those whom have made your day possible. Thank you, and have a great day.