I heard a veteran speak about his experience in service. He said the most dangerous weapon we have in our military arsenal is a pissed off, 19-year-old marine, with a gun. How true I thought. How very true.
We have many who serve in the military and are ready to give up their lives for our country. I met many of these young men and women while my brother was hospitalized at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. It was always the same statement, “I was ready to die for my country, I was not ready to be injured and returned home disabled, leaving behind my unit.”
What about these young men and women who fought for us? What are we willing to do for these injured soldiers? Not enough.
Twenty-two service men and women are killed daily by suicide. The site http://22kill.com is addressing this issue and bringing this truth to the public. It is time to stop this senseless loss of our nation’s soldiers. These men and women served us! Is it too much to ask that we now provide service to them? We are losing our veterans. We are losing our brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, mothers and fathers. Twenty-two a day are killed by suicide.
This Memorial Day is to honor the fallen. This is a time to remember we have men and women who are constantly fighting to provide security for our nation. These soldiers fight to ensure all U.S. citizens have the freedom to pursue their inalienable liberties provided to us under the United States of America’s Constitution.
I say thank you for protecting me. Thank you for protecting my civil liberties. The loss you feel this Memorial Day will not be overlooked, I honor you.