"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight; nothing he cares about more than his own personal safety; is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
John Stuart Mill
A very dear friend of mine steered me to a site; www.warriorsthe film.com and being the sucker I am for most anything military I will now have to purchase some of these CDs to send to my adopted soldiers. Of course I will need one and the book also. If I get many more books on my shelf 'to read' I am going to turn into a library. I must feel if I do not get it as soon as I see it I will never find it again, hence the ever mounting pile.
The above stated site itself is not that large with the trailer of the CD leaving one wanting to see more. I was much inspired by listening to the soldiers speak so humbly, yet passionately, about their service.
A warrior is fearless, willing to serve their country and fellow countrymen with a dedication and passion that outshines most of us. Warriors serve their country without being called to do so. They serve out of their love for their country and are willing to do and sacrifice whatever it takes to accomplish the mission. For them, to accomplish and complete their mission is greater than their own being. Walking away from the mission, not coming to the end product is not something they find acceptable.
While many of us sit here at home, comfortable in front of our TV sets listening and consuming what the news wants us to hear, the warriors are the ones who know the sacrifice required for us to maintain our freedom as we know it. The warriors understand the USA is seen as a beacon of light by many other countries, even if many of us do not feel so. After all, we are merely sitting here watching TV, they are fighting the battle. They are on the front lines fighting or in the streets, hospitals, schools helping to teach those who have been suppressed for so long. These people have never known freedom and are now struggling to come to grips with how to handle what is now within their reach.
Warriors know it comes down to 'balls to the walls...just go'. Do the rest of us understand?
Remember our military past and present this Memorial Day. May GOD be with all of them and keep them safe.