I would like to Thank Samantha Warner for her thoughts about the antiwar protesters. I also have a thought for those who protest as well.
You see I am a disabled Army Veteran and a student. I have not been able to attend any classes this semester due to my illness and it is good to see that at least one person thinks my service to this country was worth the ultimate price I have to pay and those who like my father have paid that price by being killed in action. I also lost one cousin at the World Trade Center and another in the Pentagon on Sept. 11.
A soldier does not go out looking for glory we think the freedom that we secure for our families, friends and even those who we do not know is glory enough for us. But when we see people not supporting us we tend to wonder why are we doing this with the chance we my die for someone who acts like we deserve to die.
Iraq has had several years to comply with the disarming rules and he has not. How would we feel if our government stock piled weapons and chemical suits in our schools? We would not stand for it a bit and the small children in Iraq should not have to put up with that either.
So if you feel that you must protest the war go ahead and do, it but support the men and women who have elected to serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force and the Marines to protect all our rights. A soldier does not look forward to war, but if we are called upon we will defend what needs to be defended.
We take an oath that states we will defend all aggressors foreign and domestic.
Thank You: Ms. Warner and those who have supported my fellow soldiers past and present.
Just a thought from an old soldier who has 2 sons ages 6 and 8 who thinks that his service to this country was “Great” to paraprase them. They also say that they want to be soldiers like their Daddy and Grandfather. All I can do is smile and pray that they will not have to pay the price me and my father have paid.