To those who served with honor ... and continue to serve in their various civilian spheres of influence, I salute you today. If you know a vet who is down and discouraged, remind him today that he made a difference. I encouraged Cutter Son #2 to say thanks to his history teacher today (a Viet Nam vet). Don't know if he followed through or not, but let's hope so. If not, perhaps that seed will sprout in his own heart some day.
We need to be aware of what it takes to remain free. It starts with a willingness to walk the walk by suiting up and being willing to do what is necessary to fight tyrants' law of inertia -- people unwilling to defend their nation tend to stay enslaved or lose their freedom.
You know, yesterday at my office not one person remembered that it was the USMC Birthday. I am not pouting, mind you. I am simply noting that it is surprising that this nation that has been at war since 9/11 doesn't have more appreciation of its military.
The same thing is going on today. Ho hum, another day (Bummer, no mail service ...) No, it's not just another day. Not for me. The Cutter Clan will remember. Always.
Anything worth having is worth defending.
America is worth it. Thanks to you all who remember.