I’ve been working on a couple of new posts (honest!) but while reading this morning I found a great article by Chris Carter, on the blog Human Events. It’s a great piece regarding the oath every veteran takes upon entering the military. I can still remember being sworn in, lo those many years ago.
Here’s a snippet:
All Americans have a civic duty to support and defend the Constitution, but veterans are honor bound. Our days of grabbing a rifle and jumping out of airplanes may be behind us, but those tasks are in the capable hands of a younger generation now. The military can handle the threats overseas, but in order to do so, they require the support of patriots back home. In order to achieve victory in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, we must elect politicians who will support the troops. When Congress debates legislation that erodes our liberty or security, the military needs us to voice our concerns. We must make contacting our elected officials as much a part of our day as brushing our teeth. The task may appear daunting, but it pales in comparison to the sacrifice of the millions of patriots who came before us.
Go and read the rest. It’s a good read, and I agree with Chris.