If you register on 9/11 are you more patriotic?

@Pitgull (1522)
United States
September 5, 2008 2:59am CST
Why does it matter what day someone registers into our military? If you want to defend this country, go out and do it. Waiting for a particular day to make your introduction, especially 9/11, seems ironic to me. Considering all those that were stop-lossed...shouldn't you be going out to do your duty, when you can? I understand wanting to start on a good note, but saying you registered on 9/11 ( and that being true but the year 2007) what are you trying to imply?
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@palonghorn (5483)
• United States
5 Sep 08
It's not a matter of being more patriotic, I think it's more of a way of showing that you remember why we are at war now, and a way of showing that you remember all of those that lost their lives that day. My son-in-law is in the Army, has been deployed to Iraq 3 times, and on his last deployment, he re-enlisted and he did so on the 4th of July. He chose that date, because it showed his respect and commentment to this country. He did not choose it because he thought it was 'more' patriotic, or because 'oh that would be cool'. He chose that date because he is proud of our great country.
@Pitgull (1522)
• United States
6 Sep 08
I can respect and understand that. It's just interesting that the republicans are pointing out that Palin's son registered on 9-11. It was 2007. I think it's great that he wants to protect and serve this country, but they should not take away from that by trying to use it as some way to get people to believe the republicans are patriotic and will protect us. It's said all the time, and I am done hearing about it. I appreciate, love and support the troops, but the main issue seems to be forgotten. We want our troops safe and out of harms way. They have done their duty. They should be coming home.