Friday, August 23, 2013

A Hero's Battle Cry: Dishonoring the Troops

I've had our Veterans and Troops on my mind so much for the past few years, and more and more I've been seeing the disrespect, dishonor and demoralization of those who have given and still give so much for us all.  From being stripped of their 1st Amendment rights, to being left behind still for deserved and much needed benefits, to the lip service given by so many, yet who have done nothing to honor any of them.

I'm nothing more than a stay at home mom, but I love our men and women who have and who still serve, who have given me the gift of a country to call home. They have paid incredible cost of sacrifices for my freedoms, there is nothing I can ever do or say that can make up for what they have done.

All those I know and love tell me that it has and is their honor to serve, and Veterans tell me they would willingly do so again.  That's another thing I love about them. Because that's WHO they are.

They don't ask for special recognition, but they ought to have it.  They don't seek fame, but they ought to have at least a Thank You. They don't seek awards, but they deserve so much more than they get, especially from those who make the decisions to send them off into harm's way.

Our government has no problems declaring war or sending our best off to fight- but when it's time to give what has been fought with so much pain and loss, so many of our Veterans and returning troops get so little, and often have to fight still just to get basic care and benefits that somehow millions of people who never worked for receive every year to the cost of Billions of dollars.

There is so much more to be said, but the part that makes me the angriest, is the hypocrisy of so many of the left, their empty words of praise mean nothing when they also say things which demoralize those on the front lines. Their actions and inactions because of politics is disgraceful.

This video is a compilation of much of the hypocrisy of progressives over the years. There is so much more, but hearing their own words speaks volumes.  I hope we have honored our troops and Veterans with this video, no matter how hard it is to watch. I hope many people see and hear for themselves and maybe just consider how words can effect our soldiers and Veterans, and make people more aware of just what they have given for us.

God Bless our Troops and Veterans.
Thank you all.


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