NATIONALGUARD.com | At This Moment
This is an awesome video!! Please watch!
I just returned from Fort Knox where my son graduated from Basic Training and AIT. I can barely describe the feeling of honor being in the presence of my own son... the pride in how far he's come from being 18 months old to 18 years old. It's so intense watching the ceremony... so simple and yet so meaningful. I could see it in the eyes of every the soldiers there... those that were not called soldiers until they got to that moment when they had achieved more than 99% of Americans will never achieve. They are all soldiers now and they will go on to whatever awaits them.
What he was told while he was there in training and what we as civilians are only getting a mere glance at is how horrible Afghanistan really is. Our president is sending our soldiers into a battle ground unfamiliar to us... into hell and into a place where we are murdered. We were winning before this… we were actually getting somewhere. Now we’re just dying and our enemies are taking full advantage of the inexperience of our Commander in Chief… the man who is supposed to know more than our troops, our generals. He knows nothing of battle but he surely knows how to stand on a podium and “grieve” for those who have fallen. No wait… he doesn’t really know how to do that either but he sure as hell knows how to give shout outs.
Oh, I don’t mean fight those who think differently… I mean simply state what you believe and let it go. One of their tactics is to make a person feel that their thoughts and beliefs are something to be ashamed of… something to be embarrassed and afraid of (and we know this based on Obama’s instructions to his followers to get in the faces of those who think differently… to intimidate). I am not ashamed or embarrassed or afraid… I am stronger now than I was two years ago. I know who I am and I demand that my government leave me the hell alone and stop trying to tell me what I can and cannot do.