As you know, I'm about as liberal as they come. I believe Gay's have the right to marry, women have the right to choose (even though I don't like the choice typically made), people should be able to carry concealed hand guns if given the proper training, marijuana should be legalized, and so on. But, just because I'm a crazy liberal doesn't mean I'm not patriotic. In fact, I'm the most patriotic person I know. I tell everyone who will listen how wonderful my country is. I tell everyone about everything wonderful the United States of America has to offer. I love my country. I love everything it stands for. And now my country has proven again just how wonderful it is. By electing Mr. Obama, a bi-racial man from a single mother, we have shown the world that anything is possible in America. If you work hard and strive to be the best, you can achieve it-- no matter your skin color, background or economic status. We have shown the world that we will make changes to better our situation at home and in the world. We have shown the world what it is to be the best country on the planet. Again, I'm proud to be an American, and I'll yell it to the world if given the chance.
So, today someone forwarded me one of those silly chain e-mails. I usually just delete them as quick as they come. But, today I took the time to read one of them. It was a story about a noise problem near a local Air Base. But, at the bottom of the story it said this:
Remember only 2 defining forces have ever offered to die for you...Jesus Christ and an American Soldier. One died for your soul and the other died for your freedom.
I know it sounds a bit cheesy, but there is some truth in it. American soldiers are willing to go into battle to protect your way of life. They are willing to do whatever necessary to keep you and your family safe. So, the next time you see a soldier in uniform thank them for their service. The men and women of the Armed Forces are courageous, determined and will give their life for yours. So, just keep that in mind the next time you see someone in uniform.