A very smart lady
Better give the attached some thought...and DO NOT just presume less than 1% of our fellow Americans will continue to make these sacrifices for all the other Americans who see the war as "business as usual" for them and their families. This past Saturday I came across the following quote on a T-shirt worn by a squirming 4 yr-old participating in the Veterans Day parade in Orlando:
"Freedom is a fragile thing, and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be
fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it only comes once to a people. Those who have had freedom and then lost
it, have never known it again."
I was the Grand Marshall for the 8th annual Orlando parade to celebrate Veterans Day 2007. There were perhaps 3000 enthusiastic participants, but probably fewer spectators. The parade lasted 1 1/2 hours; the parade route was 1 mile (the Mayor and I walked it), and the unit composition was superb.
Most do not have a clue about our National flag etiquette. But that is the way it is...amazing the difference it makes if even just a few Marines are on the scene.
/s/ LeRoy Collins>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Think about it...
We need to show more sympathy for these people.
I'm not talking about illegal Mexicans;
/s/ LeRoy Collins, Jr.