We’re all in a tough spot right now. Individually, as a country, as a world. We are all facing major struggles going forward that are going to require real sacrifices. Having said that, do any of us really know what real sacrifice is? Do we individually or collectively as a country have the guts and the backbone that we demonstrated during World War II?
Right now we’re soft, we’re lazy, we’re not even in the game. Don’t agree? Well compare whatever struggle you have with what any soldier whose ever served in our armed forces has gone through. I think particularly about those grizzled World War II veterans, those kids who strapped on their cans and shipped out to fight in the most unimaginable conditions. You think you got it tough brother? Take a long hard look out the back end of this landing vehicle staring straight into the German guns pointed directly at you
Or these boys somewhere pounding away in central europe
Or today’s heroes
These men and women fought and continued to fight today, to give us the gift of the privileges we all take for granted. For all you activists and consumers out there, I want you to commit to get more engaged in this national dialogue. Do not just scan through and passively read news stories. If you’re taking the time to read them, if those reports mean anything to you, take the time to leave your comments, to share your stories. You have a voice….USE IT. The only way we will change things in this country is if all you who are affected start speaking out and start getting involved. GET OFF YOUR BUTTS, SUCK IT UP AND START USING THOSE PRIVLEDGES OF FREE SPEECH AND OPEN ASSEMBLY THAT OUR SOLDIERS FOUGHT FOR.…You don’t even have to leave your home…today’s public square, this generation’s lunch counter is the internet, blogs, chatrooms, newspaper sites…get on those sites and make your voices heard.
And for all you attorneys out there, please join me in a pledge to LEAVE NO SOLDIER BEHIND. We must commit that no soldier, active duty or retired will go through foreclosure undefended. They served for us without question or compromise and now it’s our turn to serve them. I’ve already saved one soldier’s home from a grossly improper sale while he is serving in Afghanistan and it makes me want to puke to think that any soldier has to worry about his home while he’s in the line of fire.
Please pass this post around to the AMVET/AMLEGION Community and forward me any stories of soldier that needs help…..finally, take a look at this link for information about an event I’ll be participating in in a few short weeks….the Tampa Bay Frogman Open Water Challenge
MAY GOD BLESS US ALL EVEN THOUGH WE TAKE OUR FREEDOMS FOR GRANTED