Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Duty, Honor, Country

As we go about our business today in a hurried sort of way, annoyed at the person in front of us because they are going the speed limit on the freeway, please try to take a moment to say, "Thank you for service" underbreath.

There are so many things going on in this world of which we know not. They are being done on our behalf, so we do not have to do that which we may not be able to do. Maybe we choose not to do such things.

Whatever the reason, there are many young men and women protecting us at this very moment. John of Arabia (hat tip to Blackfive) has this to say. 2nd Lt. Currie has this.

Both exemplify examples of duty and honor and love of this country. So could we please just take the time to think of them instead of ourselves? What is our responsibility? Is not knowng our responsibility the reason we argue? How about this original thought (not)?
"Do not ask what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." JFK
What are yours and my responsibilities? Treat each other with respect, even when we do not feel well. Wait our turn in line. Vote. Clean up after ourselves. Leave this earth in a better place than when we entered. Answer when called for duty. Make sure our men and women in the Military receive the best from our government and ourselves.

Thank God that so many have answered the call. We could and should always thank them for their service whenever we see a Military man or woman. Not just on Independence Day, but everyday!

There are also many fine charities for which you may partake. Soldiers is one group that I trust. They do very good work, and they offer you quite a choice of options. You may adopt a Soldier, a Marine, a Platoon, a family, etc.

Also, Blackfive usually has an opportunity for everyone to give of themselves. See? It isn't that hard. You just may have to type a few letters. lol. Have a great day.