In my life time there have been several wars. As far as I know, with the numbers who served, no member of my family has died in combat. Many have served and I am so proud of them. Sonny, my Brother in law, lost a brother to a submarine attack in the Pacific. But my family, and Sherry’s, has been spared.
It is like the Alamo, many men died at the Alamo, and not all were Texans, but they died none the less, in respect and response to a just cause.
If you have lost family or friends in defense of our country, I hope God can comfort you, knowing that Freedom is important to us, and Freedom is not FREE.
I salute those who have paid the ultimate price in the past, and continue to do so as I type. Fair winds and following seas to my fellows, God be with your efforts and reward them.
All military personnel sign the following statement, or one similar:
“I am an American fighting man, I serve in the forces that GUARD OUR COUNTRY and our way of life, I AM PREPARED TO GIVE MY LIFE IN THEIR DEFENSE.”
Signed…… John/Mary Doe (soldier, sailor, coastie or marine.)