If the souls from our nation lost on foreign battlefields were allowed to return this Memorial Day, would politicians yield to them podiums or the media microphones?
If granted such leave from eternity, their line would be many miles; assuming human forms resembling the last living moments before their violent departure from this earth; arms and legs missing or hanging, and for some, heads tucked under arms with old weapons in tow. Could we take the shock of their words... words especially to those educated experts on foreign policy or national "security"? The boys we knew were uncomplicated, mostly 18, 19 or 20 years, with a desire to come home, find a job, raise a family or go to college. They were not ready to die.
We continue with irresponsible politicians spending America’s blood treasure as though they were at the casino. None of the brave men I fought with gave their lives, they were taken.
Ordinary men go into battle with the hope of surviving and the fear of dying… Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord…
From RTV — PATRIOTISM MATTERS: Pledging Allegiance to a Burning Flag
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