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Monday, February 25, 2008

Honor

Honor
A "veteran," whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve, is someone who, at one point in life, wrote a blank check to the United States of America, for the amount "up to and including my life."
A friend sent me the above quote. It was in my in-box when I got back from a funeral escort for a young man killed in Iraq. Sometimes the check comes due. Everyone who has worn a military uniform is aware of that. I sometimes wonder if our government is.

6 Comments:

Blogger Father Andersen said...

I love that quote. I think we all need to consider whether those we will vote for beleive that and will consider how many more of those checks they will cash in the near future... and if they will be worth it.

My eldest son recently talked to me about joining the military when he graduates. Right now that's more than three years away, but I am filled with pride and fear at the same time.

8:13 PM  
Blogger ~:*:*:Pixie:*:*:~ said...

It is up to us to remind them.

Godspeed Caleb.

Thank you Chris.

We are still "The People"...

2:59 AM  
Blogger Bluzlover said...

I don't think enough of us stop to think about the "checks" being cashed. We loose sight of the fact that everyone of them is a son, brother, father or friend. Every American should be thankful these people have written the check and hold them in the highest regard. May God bless each one of these souls.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Leonesse said...

One would hope, Chris, one would hope. Certainly doesn't seem like they care all that much.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Dale said...

Powerful quote. It's unfortunate that the people reading it understand it better than those who should.

5:50 PM  
Blogger katrocket said...

That's heavy stuff. This is a great post.

7:17 PM  

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