Thanks to Soldiers and Supporters

My middle son J got a free lunch today. Someone generously picked up the tab for him and some other Army Reservists that were out for lunch during their weekend drills. They don’t even know who it was. This isn’t the first time one of my two boys in uniform has been shown appreciation for their military service. When we were in Georgia for J’s basic training graduation, an older gentleman paid for J’s meal at a Mall food court. He was of the age where he could have served in WWII himself, when the country rallied around our first line of defense whether they “liked” war or not. Almost every time my oldest son went out with his friends after drills they had their drinks bought for them. For all the idiocy you read about from the liberal press, it just is so reassuring to know that so many regular American citizens do appreciate and support our troops. It doesn’t matter why our troops are fighting; they do not make the policies. They are far from home and family, risking life and limb to preserve our privileged American way of life. And as much as some of the know-it-all leftist celebrity and media America-bashers think they know why we’re engaged in war, and are SO sure we have no reason to be there, they have absolutely no clue what kinds of things may have lead to the decisions that have been made. How stupid and arrogant are they to think they have more knowledge about things than the people that are privy to top secret intel? And why would the average citizen be given ALL the facts about the decisions that are made? I’m sure there are many things that would endanger our troops, our allies and our way of life if they were routinely reported, just to appease the malcontents that are so sure everything we do is immoral.

Our military is comprised of some of the finest people our country has to offer, as has always been the case. Whatever reason a person initially has to join the service, it takes a special strength and character to be there. Just to make it through basic training and AIT is a huge testament to the commitment of these troops. Whether one is there out of sense of duty, love of country, need for adventure, or help with college tuition, these Americans have not chosen the easy way out. They could be sitting on the couch playing video games at home. But they’re not. They’re planning for their futures, and they’re keeping us safe.

2 Responses to “Thanks to Soldiers and Supporters”

  1. 1 Ruby February 23, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Thank you so much for this post. I am a military wife and it gets very wearisome to deal with the people who are anti-military. I feel often that being a soldier is a thankless job that many people don’t appreciate, so it’s great to hear your thoughts on this.

    Thank you, and God bless your sons.

  2. 2 mamaneeds2rant February 25, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Thank you, Ruby. It seems there are a lot of people who support the military–they’re just not as vocal as the big mouths that don’t.

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