Day By Day

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Thank You!

As we honor our fallen heroes let us remember those brave young men and women who today, far from our shores, are putting their lives on the line to make our world a better and safer place.

Victor Davis Hanson writes:

Reading about Gettysburg, Okinawa, Choisun, Hue, and Mogadishu is often to wonder how such soldiers did what they did. Yet never has America asked its youth to fight under such a cultural, political, and tactical paradox as in Iraq, as bizarre a mission as it is lethal. And never has the American military — especially the U.S. Army and Marines — in this, the supposedly most cynical and affluent age of our nation, performed so well.

We should remember the achievement this Memorial Day of those in the field who alone crushed the Taliban and Saddam Hussein, stayed on to offer a new alternative other than autocracy and theocracy, and kept a targeted United States safe from attack for over four years.
Read the whole thing here.

I remember, and say from the profoundest depths of my heart..., "Thank You!"

No comments: