> A picnic, when I got to shoot a .22 caliber rifle across the Delaware River, and hit some beer bottles [ and people joked about my joining the Army as a marksman, for the "War" that was sure to come].
> The next year, when all the young men seemed to have disappeared, having enlisted, or been drafted into the military.
> The war years, with no picnics, but sounding Taps for remembrance ceremonies, at the town square.
> The overflowing of joy, and the prayers of thanksgiving, after VE DAY
> The overflowing of joy, and the prayers of thanksgiving, after VJ DAY
> The active duty May 30th, Honors ceremonies as a soldier and a bugler, in uniform.
> Watching our beloved country come close to tearing itself apart, over something called Viet Nam, and US citizens allowing brave Americans to be dishonored.
> Participating in the mobilization for the Gulf War.
> AND ALAS, watching a POTUS transform the USA from a respected, admired and honored beacon of world hope, into a symbol of inconsistency, chaos, and bungling incompetency. And worse yet, watching the people of the United States suffer and permit this to happen.
But I love my country, and I will again remember and honor all those who sacrificed to insure the survival of this, the greatest country, on the face of the earth.
TO ALL OF YOU--May your memories be of the nobility of the USA..........................
Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
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