A Message to Our American Troops Overseas
Our Service men and women need our encouragement and support. This is just a little pep talk for them.
Thank you. All of you, for the work you are doing, and for the sacrifices you are making for your country. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your relentless drive in the pursuit of freedom. You men and women of the armed forces should stand tall and be proud of yourselves and everything you stand for. You are the hope of a grateful nation, a nation that sometimes forgets where it’s priorities should stand, and stands behind politics rather than behind you, its hope for freedom. We should not spend our days and nights arguing over whether or not the President was right or wrong, or if the war ever should have happened or not, or if it should have ended by now or not. We should spend our time realizing that you people are there because you volunteered to be there, and you are the force of America.
Thank you for volunteering, and for fighting. Thank you for suffering and perhaps even dying for the grand cause of freedom. Thank you for leaving behind your families; parents, siblings, spouses, children, in order to create and maintain a better future for all of them. We have no right to question whether or not you should be doing what you are doing, but we should be supporting you to the fullest extent because what you are doing is right. The American Military uniform is not an evil symbol as many around the world would like to make it out to be, but is a symbol of a nation that stands up for people’s rights and liberties. One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
You are not lacking in education, as one prominant leader would suggest, but are intelligent, responsible, and respectable citizens, with hearts as big as the sky is wide and I salute you all. Your dream is the dream of George Washington, who fought with an iron will and a bullet and arrow-proof body. your dream is the dream of Abraham Lincoln, who fought to free the slaves from tyranny, and ended up dying because of it. Your dream is freedom, full and complete, and not just for yourselves, but for all who are under tyrannical rule anywhere in the world. You are our hope for the future of this great nation and you deserve all the respect that nation can offer you.
Perhaps you have served one tour of duty, perhaps several, but the length of your service doesn’t matter, nor does your rank. What matters is your heart, which you have given in service to your country and your God, and that is not soon to be forgotten. Service men and women have for decades, fought to keep the American dream alive, to keep America strong and powerful. They have fought bravely and died well, and are to be commended, honored and remembered. This goes for you who are currently serving as well. You are the honorable, the commendable, and you are remembered here at home.
What we see in the media day after day, is a relentless diatribe against all that you stand for. Apparently the news media do not like freedom, nor do they like those who fight to give them that freedom. All they want to show us is the negative side of your reality, and they do it with staged video shoots, with paid “extras” who scream and shout out against you and against America on cue. What they don’t show us are the people you have saved, and the families you have brought out from under the grim hand of governmental control. Apparently, that sort of thing is not news enough for our news media. What they really need to show is the gritty determination on each and every one of your faces when you go into combat. A determination not to exterminate an enemy, but to end the violence that has torn this world apart.
To those who have given their all for their country I have this to say: Thank you for the priceless gift, the finest gift of love that anyone could ever give. You gave up your life for me and so many others like me and we all should take a moment to quietly remember you for what you have done. To those who have lost limbs or been wounded in action, and have sacrificed so much, thank you. Many of you are eager to get back in the saddle again to fight and that is the most selfless and remarkable attitude I have ever seen. This country is blessed to have you as a citizen. We should all be like you.
Finally, I have to say that you are loved. Not only by your families and friends, but also by a grateful nation, and most of all by God. Your safe return to our shores is eagerly awaited, and our prayers for your health and safety are with you always. May God bless you all, and keep you in His loving embrace, and may God bless America.