Monday, May 25, 2009

This Memorial Day: Remember, Honor, Resolve

Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.” –John Adams

Remember all who came before you, from Lexington Green and Concord Bridge, through all the many battles fought, to today.

Remember their sacrifice - they gave life and limb, they gave their youth. They bore the scars, the terror, the hardship.

Remember that they were guardians of the Republic. Remember that they swore the same oath you did, and fought out of love of country and out of love of their buddies, and that many gave all in keeping that oath.

Remember that your oath has no expiration date. “Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.” –John Adams, letter to Benjamin Rush, April 18, 1808.

And then honor all those who came before by resolving to keep your oath just as faithfully, come what may. How can any of us do less?

- Oath Keepers

“All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.” –Edmond Burke


Anonymous said...

"I only regret, that I have but one life to give for my country." - Last words of Nathan Hale, aged 19, September 22, 1776.

Anonymous said...

God Bless you, Ask Not what your country can do for you, But ask What you can do for your country.

Anonymous said...

On this sobering Memorial Day. I think only of the great sacrifice my grandfather gave by committing himself to the U.S. army during World War 2. He was a brilliant and honorable man. He knew what it was he was fighting for.

My father, while he did not join the military, he did do his civil duty by joining the police force for 10 years. It was unfortunate though, that the system was so corrupt he simply couldn't take it anymore and left.

Myself, I have not joined in the same path as my father or grandfather, precisely because of the fact that the system has been corrupted beyond repair and nothing I do would help, if anything, I'd be castrated for actually trying to follow the rule of law. But that does not mean I will not fight if it comes for it. Ever since I was very young I have been training myself physically and mentally, I guess being the grandchild of a soldier and the son of a cop has some kind of residual effect on your attitude. At least it is in my case. I am ready to serve and protect my country and will follow the bill of rights as it was intended to be followed.

Oath keepers, you can count this 26 year old man, whom, while not "Officially" trained by either the army or the police, is still ready and willing to fight enemies both foreign and domestic for what is right.

Semper Fidelis and never forget what it is our founding fathers fought for. They too were considered traitors and terrorists to the British crown. But that didn't stop them from what they know in their God given heart what was right!