Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Last night the Military American Bass Anglers met. Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, and Coast Guard all represented. Tournament started today. We were privleged with wounded warriors and two commanders and their wifes. USO show sung as couples danced in rememberance of all the family members separated during tours. All stood w/o prompting when God Bless American was sung. W/O prompting all stood and sung our Anthem. The wounded, men and women, some w/o eyes, battle scared, many in wheelchairs were then honored by their fellow comrads. It was a privlege to be in the same room.
On facebook I read that people were ashamed of those who chanted U.S.A. For anyone who was "ashamed" of soldiers and civilians chanting "U.S.A." I say, you never sacrificed but have lived a privilaged life because of these men and women.
The wife/husband who waits for a call, the mother/father who has a child in harms way, the children... and anyone who sees the sacrifice have that right. I say this for those who sacrifice, with them, and to all.