Happy Memorial Day

Even though this is a government holiday, it does stand for all of those who have fought for freedom. We often forget that when we open are grills and spend time with our family. There are some wars that have been more justifiable than others but that is for another post on another day. When people sign up for the military it isn’t usually to suppress their own. Instead, our military has been one of the best in the world. We have defeated a dictator in Britain, fascism in Italy, Germany, and Japan. We also were in a Cold War for years against a Communist country and we toppled a dictatorship in the form of the Taliban. The military has a lot to be proud of and we have a lot to be proud of as Americans. This day should remind us of the freedoms that our soldiers fought for.

This is the oath of the military:

“I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.” (Title 10, US Code; Act of 5 May 1960 replacing the wording first adopted in 1789, with amendment effective 5 October 1962).”

Also fun fact it is also the Confederate Memorial Day in Virginia. Each state is different. Even though they lost and went against its ideals near the end we should remember them too. I have pretty extreme views against Lincoln but in a lot of ways the Confederates stood for more than just slavery but states rights. We often do not remember why states rights are important. They are so that we can choose different laws to live under.


Published in: on May 26, 2008 at 5:31 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Thank you for this awesome post in recognition of Memorial Day and those who serve! I’m familiar with the oath of enlistment–I took it, and so did my husband, his father, both my natural father and my adoptive daddy, two of my sons-in-law, two uncles, and more untold generations in our family. I’m so proud of our country, and prouder of all the servicemen and women who are now serving, even when the media and their peers shame their cause. Thanks again, from the bottom of my heart!
    Linda Owen, USN Retired

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