October 4, 2009
I am honored to be able to salute the flag of this Great Nation. When I salute our Colors, Im not saluting a flag, I am saluting those who have served this country, who are serving this country, and those who have died serving this country. I had 4 uncles who served in Veitnam, all came home, one never was right afterwards. You dindt bad mouth this country with him around, he was very quick to correct the situation the only way he know how. He never talked about his time there, and it was at his funeral I met the only one left from his platoon. My uncle served three tours there before they sent him hom because it was getting "too easy" for him to do what he had to do. He had a purple heart, and a metal of Valor from what my mom said. He friend told me that my uncle wouldnt get close to many people because of what happened to his tour buddy his first tour. I want go into details, but I cant imagine finding my best friend in that condition.
These men and women fight and have fought for all of us. I served in the Navy, but am nothing compared to those serving now and in past wars. I wasnt in war at the time. Sorry to get long winded, but when I salute or show honor to the flag, it is for those who have served, are serving, and will be serving this country. To all of those who apply to the previous,...Thank you