Saturday, May 19, 2018

OpEd: New Meaning for Memorial Day




theodore  M I R A L D I.
Revised 5/19/2018


Memorial Day is one of the most solemn holidays in American History. There have been millions of sons and daughters who have laid down their lives for the Freedoms we now enjoy. The lives lost were the best our country had to offer, and they were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Through history every American president realized this sacrifice, and honored our military by keeping and fulfilling the promises made to those who were lucky enough to make it home to their families.

We need to rededicate this promise to guarantee our military is equipped and ready to defend our nation, and national interests against those who wish to harm us home and abroad.

How fortunate we now have a president who professes love of our nation and
strengthening our ability to defend ourselves. More interested in making our military a lethal fighting force.

Our military has been depleted to a standing force less than was available before WW2, while our enemies ready themselves for combat. Our Navy and Air Force are cannibalizing mothballed fleets for parts, and are far below the hardware and personnel needed to defend us.

Let's make this Memorial Day Celebration not only for those who have lost their lives throughout our history, but for the future of our children.

We need a Commander and Chief that means what he says and has the full might of our  military to get the job done. Military might guarantees are Freedoms, Appeasement guarantees War!

It's time to Stop Apologizing to our Sworn Enemies.

God Bless the Men and Women of our Armed Forces.

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