I was reading through some of my favorite blogs this morning and while over at sarge charlie's, I came across a link to another page under his post titled "Things That Make Me Proud" and I wanted to share it here with you.
As you might be able to guess from his blog title, "sarge charlie" spent time in the United States Army and served his country honorably. His blog has some wonderful tributes to our men and women of the Armed Forces and the pictures and music at this tribute and thank you are very moving. It takes a little while to load but stick with it - you'll be glad that you did.
It's easy to sit here in the comfort of our own homes, away from all of the fighting and violence, and protest the War in Iraq but let's not forget that our countrymen are over there giving their all in a very hostile environment. And they aren't just there but they're in Afghanistan, too.
This is not a popular war (and yes, that's probably the major understatement of the day) but what war is? Were people happy that we were fighting in Europe, in Korea, in Vietnam ... in any war? Were the wars that were fought right here on the soil of our own country popular wars? No ... wars are not popular and they shouldn't be - but sometimes they're necessary.
That said, I don't really think we should be in the Middle East, at least not in the manner that we are. I think we should let them figure it out for themselves just like I thought we should have let Vietnam and Korea figure it out for themselves but we ARE in the Middle East and until our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines come home then I'm going to support them in every way that I can.
I hope that you will, too.