The last four words of a oath that many of us have taken for our country.
A oath that says that we will defend what we are proud of and will fight
for, if need be. For those who have raised their hand and made
the decision that, for at least a portion of their life, their defending our rights
and freedoms were or is their highest priority, By doing so, please know your actions
holds our respect.
"Standing Duty" for one's country can be considered one of the most
honorable actions that a person can ever do. Know that your actions are
worthy and remembered and that we back here at home are keeping you in our prayers.
Just as the soldiers standing beside you " has your back", those of us who have "been there" stand behind you and support your actions.
It does not matter where, when or to what capacity you have or are giving to our country. It is just the fact that you were willing to step forward and say "I will go" that brings you our trust, respect and appreciation. Know this, that when your "Duty" is complete you can come home, stand proud, and know that there are many of us who feel your actions as a member of our military will always be held in our country's highest regards.
War, is not a pretty thing. War hurts, destroys, and cripples and I wish that
God would take the act of making of war away from us and out of our reach. But as long as there is the possibility that our rights and lifestyles here in the United States of America are jeopardized by wrongful acts of others, then I am happy, proud and comfortable in knowing that you are there to defend us.
To Each and Everyone One of You.
God Bless You and Keep You Safe.
Petty Officer John C. Glass. Veteran, United States Navy