Wednesday, March 19, 2008

In support of the veterans

I have a difficult time expressing what this country means to me, and especially what it means to have the military that we have here in this country.

I am a proud Navy wife, daughter-in-law to a Marine, and daughter and granddaughter of proud Soldiers. I am VERY proud to live in the United States.

I am very proud to be part of something MUCH bigger than myself, something that helps me realize, yet again, that it is NOT all about me.

I deeply saddened that the education our children are receiving in this great country is so bent that they are learning more about hating their own country than they are learning about her beautiful, heroic history.

I am very saddened to watch videos like the above, and see the aweful signs of hatred held up by the protesters on the other side of the street.

I am proud of the veterans shown in the above video, so proudly displaying their service and flying Old Glory...showing the whole world that at least THEY are not ashamed of the country they call home.

I am even more saddened to see that those holding those signs are young...children, really, showing such contempt and lack of respect for their elders on the other side of the street.

I am sickened by how poorly our veterans are treated all around our country. By the lack of medical care afforded to them. By the venom spewed at them, in the name of the freedoms they gave so much to protect.

4 comments:

Laura said...

I wish the younger generations could really appreciate what our troops and our veterans have done for us, for them. I totally support our troops and am appreciative every day...but I do not support the war.

My prayers and thoughts are with all our troops and their families - may everyone come home safe.

MamaBugs said...

AMEN!

The Mama Bear said...

I am a proud daughter of a Vietnam Vet...Marine Corp, and niece to a Korean Vet, and granddaughter to a WWII veteran.
I worry about the young generation of veterans to be, and I support them, but not the war.

Mrs. C said...

I can't even bring myself to watch the video. Disrespectful people make me sick.