I am pretty sure everyone or most everyone who comes here has a deep appreciation for their freedom and an even deeper love for those who have defended it. Many of the fine folks that are kind enough to visit are like my husband, Mr. Awesome(I don’t know him well), and Arete and have served, sacrificed, and paid a bit of a high price for what we enjoy. I, like many of you, personally know wounded warriors and am patently aware of the cost for the life that I live in this country. What is interesting to me is that I hear a lot of complaining, but I have never heard a single Marine(my contact is pretty much with Marines, wounded or not) complain about their sacrifice or their injuries. I am serious, never once.
My husband was not wounded, but the year after he returned from Iraq was a sleepless one for him and for me. He never talked about being tired or angry about the dreams. He just figured out how to deal. Now, that is not to say that some servicemen have not felt a need to rage or vent and I am certainly not saying it is wrong for them to do so, just that personally, it is not a characteristic I have seen in the men I know(not to exclude the women who have served, I just do not know any, meaning talked with them about their service or spent time with them)
I have heard Marines(not necessarily from all of the ones mentioned previously) complain and get pretty pissed off about the laziness that has taken over our country. I have heard the F-word more than once when the topic of entitlement comes up.
Yesterday I posted this on my FaceBook
Last night at our kids swim meet we heard so much complaining about the heat I almost can’t remember anything else. It was hot. The weather makes for good chit chat and even I might say, “Boy, it sure is hot out here”, but it does not require 5 solid hours of bitching. Today I saw this…
and thought, How quickly people forget.
After all the crap this administration has pulled and what appears to be complete apathy by the American people, I think it really is time to be a little more outraged and a little more “in-your-face”. I am not good at this. I am much better and being quiet and fighting by how I vote and by my actions. I am not sure what “in-your-face” is gonna look like from me, but I know I have been too dependent on others to fight on my behalf and I know it’s time I learned to step up.
**The last 2 images are from a FaceBook page called One Boy USO.