Where would we be today without our military? SERIOUSLY! Would we be under England's rule? Would we be 2 separate nations, the North and the South? Would we be speaking German or Japanese? Arabic? How different would our lives be without the freedoms we enjoy on a daily basis: praying, speaking our minds about politics, me being able to even blog this????
I know since September 11th the military has received much protest. (Which in itself is BECAUSE of the freedoms many sacrificed their lives for...) Yes, I find myself saying I wish we weren't in Iraq, or in Afghanistan, or anywhere near Libya. But then I think. If we as a nation, as a super power, sit by and allow these dictators to grow and multiply, then what? When do we stop them, when they're large enough to affect us? When they're bombing US soil? And remember when you're protesting the US presence in foreign countries...it's not the troops you should be bashing. They need our support.
I'm not one for politics, but with 'Occupy Wall Street' going on, remember who fought for the freedom to protest and your freedom of speech!
In honor of Veteran's Day, I would like to share a little bit about 3 brave men who have or are currently serving our country. Thank you to Molly and Heather for sharing your stories!
Brett Staib is an Independent Duty Corpsman ( IDC). He has served in the U.S. Navy for 18 years, he has done 5 deployments between; Okinawa, Iraq, Philippines & Afghanistan. He is currently attached to 3rd Battalion 9th Marines out of Camp Lejeune, NC and will deploy again in June of 2012. He is a wonderful father to three children: Hudson, Brennan & Brookelyn and has been married to his wife Heather for 15 years.
My heart SWELLS with pride to call him my brother.
Thank you Josh, Brett, and Wes for everything you have or are currently doing to serve our country!