4.18.2008

Do Americans truly appreciate the sacrifice that this marine made on their behalf?

There isn't a day that goes by that I do not think of the incredible sacrifice of the men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Have a read of the whole column, I've posted the end of the column, because I think it is appropriate considering the recent Democratic debate.

Consequences of pulling out of Iraq

Five years after the start of the Iraq war, and a year after Blue's death on April 16, I feel we are obligated to the Iraqi people and the rest of the world to not hastily abandon what we have invested so much in. I truly believe America can be an agent for change. I have often asked myself: If we pull out, what type of future would we be allowing to come about?

Sometimes I feel alone in my reasoning. That day in Munster I did not. That day I was proud to be a marine and proud to be an American.

I like to think that if the streets of heaven are guarded by marines, as the Marines' hymn suggests, that 1st Lieutenant Shaun Blue is now forever walking the lines of the perimeter checking on the marines defending their eternal post.


2 comments:

Zachary said...

Dave,

Your link is broken!

Where is the column?

Dave said...

fixed it.