Have you ever noticed that after about 20 minutes of conversation you can tell whether or not the other person has served or not?
About 9% of the US population has served in the military. Just under one percent are serving on active duty today. These numbers are small but often it is the small things that nurture greatness. As our government is headed towards a most drastic reduction in our military capability at a time when we may be facing a growing worldwide threat from Russia, China, North Korea and the Middle East, I worry that our culture has come to denigrate the contribution and sacrifice of those who serve. Bless you all.You may have served in Combat or in non-combat.
You may have retired out or you may have served for a short time.
You may have been a draftee or a volunteer.
You may have served in the Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard or
the Merchant Marines,
BUT YOU SERVED. YOU DID YOUR JOB HONORABLY and for that I am PROUD to call
You may have served during Korea, WWII,. Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Iraq or
Afghanistan, But you served, you did not run.
You have a DD 214 with those words “HONORABLY DISCHARGED” two of the most
noble words in the world.
Again I am proud to know each and every one of you.
* Today is Band of Brothers’ Day* ; send this to all your brothers,
fathers, sons and fellow veterans you know. Happy Brothers’ Day!
To the cool men that have touched my life: Here’s to you!! I was never a
hero, but I am thankful and proud to have served among them.
A real Brother walks with you when the rest of the world walks on you.
Send to all your Band of Brothers, because the fake ones won’t.