Posts Tagged ‘military’

An Angel with No Halo

As we approach the 20h Anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our country – those committed on September 11, 2001 – we are also seeing our country completely pulled out of Afghanistan; an event that has left the country overrun by the Taliban. The Taliban – those who attacked us in the first place. As I ponder this new reality this morning, I heard a song on the radio that made me think about a lot of people I know and how current events might be affecting them.

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The Value of Our Warrior Culture

As I type this it’s Sunday afternoon, November 12, 2006. Two days ago, November 10th was the Marine Corps’ Birthday (231st). Happy Birthday Marines! I’m proud to have to call my older brothers on that day and wish them all a Happy Birthday since all four served as Marines and two even retired from the Corps. Yesterday, November 11th, was Veterans’ Day. To ALL who have served our nation in military uniform, THANK YOU for your service. I count myself both proud and honored to be one of you. Today – in just a few hours – my oldest son leaves. He’ll be traveling up to the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) near Baltimore to spend the night at a hotel. Early tomorrow morning he’ll be up and processed and shipping out to… Marine Corps Boot Camp. Thirteen weeks of life altering experience and training that will certainly change him in many ways. When I consider what kind of man he’ll be at the other end, I have to consider what kind of child / man he is NOW to have made this choice and be moving into it with the level of confidence and assurance that he has.  (more…)