One of the Universal Truths is that Humans tend to forget unpleasant things.
Some of us have forgotten a few unpleasant but vital truths.
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
From the days a General named Washington helped give birth to a New Nation and refused to be crowned it's King.
To a Later General named Jackson who swore,
“The British Shall Not Sleep Upon Our Soil To Night
To a much later General named Grant who also saved the Union and who marched his troops into Washington after Lincoln's assassination to uphold the Constitutional Succession,
The Military of the United States has NEVER failed in its duty to the Nation.
Our Civilian Political Leaders may have, The Public and the Politicians may have failed the Military, betrayed them and treated them shabbily, but the Military has never failed to uphold their Oath.
I, _________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.
But some of US have forgotten and failed THEM.
Board has plan to oust ROTC from S.F. schools
The San Francisco Board of Education appears poised to kick the military's Junior ROTC programs out of the city's public schools.
In February, Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval appeared on Fox's "Hannity and Colmes" show and said, "The United States should not have a military. All in all, we would be in much, much, much better shape."
Had the Military not done their duty about 60 years ago Mr(?) Sandoval might be speaking Japanese. But he and his ilk never think of things like that.
Fortunately San Fransisco is only a small perverted portion of this Great Nation.
I should not paint the whole City with the same brush, but their elected officials do leave a foul taste in the mouth
Let US remember with respect and with gratitude the sacrifices made over the years by those in Uniform.
by Edgar A. Guest (1881-1959)
The finest tribute we can pay
Unto our hero dead to-day,
Is not a rose wreath, white and red,
In memory of the blood they shed;
It is to stand beside each mound,
Each couch of consecrated ground,
And pledge ourselves as warriors true
Unto the work they died to do.
Into God's valleys where they lie
At rest, beneath the open sky,
Triumphant now o'er every foe,
As living tributes let us go.
No wreath of rose or immortelles
Or spoken word or tolling bells
Will do to-day, unless we give
Our pledge that liberty shall live.
Our hearts must be the roses red
We place above our hero dead;
To-day beside their graves we must
Renew allegiance to their trust;
Must bare our heads and humbly say
We hold the Flag as dear as they,
And stand, as once they stood, to die
To keep the Stars and Stripes on high.
The finest tribute we can pay
Unto our hero dead to-day
Is not of speech or roses red,
But living, throbbing hearts instead,
That shall renew the pledge they sealed
With death upon the battlefield:
That freedom's flag shall bear no stain
And free men wear no tyrant's chain.
As usual Cox & Forkum capture the true spirit of