posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 02:19 AM
reply to post by Jnewell33
Well spoken. The snobbery of pseudo-intelligensia and academia make many false assumptions, especially about our military.
Every person has their own reasons for joining. And the key word there is JOIN. Some to escape a crappy home life, some to embrace challenges, some
to take their turn on the wall, some to gain citizenship, and some for the pure hell of it.
Contrary to pseudo-intelligentsia, these are the very best of America, and what a diverse group we are. Every race, every culture, every background,
every religion, every color, and every neighborhood is represented.
Yes. Many come home in a box. And often only given a passing mention in the news. But I wouldn't trade ten-thousand Michael Jacksons for one
single private, nor all of Hollywood and Congress for one Corporal/Specialist.
Believe me, they may not garner a lot of public media attention, but those around them know who they are, what they did, and what it cost.
God loves a soldier.
That's a given.