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Espn. Stop it

henapplehenapple Posts: 11,052
I'm in the cave working on organizing my "kitchen" and have espn on. They keep showing a video compilation if deployed soldier's surprising their families coming home... I'm dehydrated from crying. On our independence day thanks to all who've served. Front lines, rear echelon, whatever soil your boots were on.... Thanks.

On a side note... Decades ago Kennedy asked us what we could do for our country... Now? WTF happened?

I study and read American history quite a bit... Man, things have changed.

Happy Independence Day.
Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 

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  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,252

    Very good point, henapple.

    From having two much older half-brothers who proudly served in WWII, to prevailing attitudes (including electing the O-man) today, it does represent a sea change for the worse.  Don't want to turn this wonderful forum into a political discussion, but I just had to vent.

    Again, Happy Independence Day, all. 

    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
  • SpringramSpringram Posts: 417
    lousubcap said:

    Since the door is open-there is a significant void (and getting larger) between those who have served in the armed forces and the rest of the population.  In 1973 (when the draft ended-a whole 'nother topic)  about 85% of the Senate and 75% of the House had prior military service.  Today those numbers are in the low 20's to high teen's.  That is a trend-line that reflects the disconnect between those who "do the heavy lifting" and those who enjoy the benefits without any appreciation.  As a nation we have gone down the volunteer armed forces route so the gap will continue to grow.  The challenge becomes one of making sure that the "lifters" don't get lost in the "I/me" nature of our life-style. 

    Perhaps someone at espn thought it worthy of a front-line story to force acknowledgement of just what it takes to be able to enjoy this 237th birthday of "The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave".

    Off soap-box now.

    +1

    Springram
    Spring, Texas
    LBGE and Mini
  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,369
  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,252
    Hi54putty said:
    I miss Ronald Reagan...
    +1
    +2
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
  • EagleIIIEagleIII Posts: 109
    Indeed...God bless America and those men and women who serve this great county in order to protect the freedoms we all enjoy!
  • Plano_JJPlano_JJ Posts: 448
    Sad thing is our Armed Forces are not protecting "Freedom" like we were in WWII, they are now protecting the "Interests" in the Middle East for the Elite at the expense of our men and women in uniform and we the taxpayers. 
  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,435
    Plano_JJ said:
    Sad thing is our Armed Forces are not protecting "Freedom" like we were in WWII, they are now protecting the "Interests" in the Middle East for the Elite at the expense of our men and women in uniform and we the taxpayers. 

    FYI we are out of the "middle east". A'stan is not really there. The task there is called OEF.

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    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

    >:)

    Chattanooga, TN.

     

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