Military Personel......past and present.

@MartyM (95)
United States
May 26, 2009 9:27am CST
I just want to see I think all of those who have scarificed their lives, FOR US, should be honored EVERYDAY..not just a few times a year (ie: Veterans Day, Memorial Day). I am an American Soldier, myself (I serve in the Army Reserves). I been in Active Duty and overseas during the Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom. I'm VERY proud to serve my country, as my father before me ( dad served in the Korean Conflict). Any one else, on this forum, serve in the Military?
2 responses
@imsilver (1667)
• Canada
26 May 09
Personally, I couldn't do what you do. I just don't understand enough about it. I can understand fighting to protect your country bit I'm not sure where I stand in our being in other countries fighting their fights for them. But I definatly have the utmost respect for the men and women who are in the military. And they are always in my prayers. I'd never had any personal involvement at all until a couple years ago. I became wonderful friends with an "army brat". Her dad just finished his last tour in Afganistan and her brother was sent over for his first. As tough as it on the men overseas, it's just as hard on the family that stays here. Thank you and bless you and yours.
@MartyM (95)
• United States
27 May 09
I'm proud to be in the Military. Just because I'm 'for' the Military, doesn't mean I'm 'for' the War. Believe me...this SENSELESS War has really difficult on families. I'm a single mom. When I left, it was the hardest thing I ever did. But, I suppose it's a risk you must take ( going to War0 if you want to remain in. I've been in 13 years now. You're right..'we' ARE fighting THEIR War for them. It's just getting crazy. I just thank GOD that our winderful Military have all the support from everyone!1 Thank you.
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
26 May 09
My dad is a veteran. He served in the united states army back when he was 16. He lied about his age if you question that part. No one else in my family has served but right now I am trying to make that decision. It seems harder then what I thought it would be. When I was seventeen I was going to join the army. I was talked out of it. Now I am a mother at 21 who is engaged. My fiance is out of work and I barely get by with a part time job. So I have constantly thought of the military as a possible answer. I am not in perfect physical shape but enough to where I could shape up before going. I am planning to discuss it further with a recruiter and someone else I know who is in the coast guard. Which will be my choice if I join in military it would be the coast guard. The only thing that makes me hesitate is leaving my son for several weeks. In the end though I will have a great job working with the military. I will have great pay and benefits. So i am just trying to make my decision.
@MartyM (95)
• United States
26 May 09
I think it's a 'prsonal' decision for those who are thinking of joining the Military. Yes......you will have ALOT of opportunity ( schools, etc) and benefits. At THIS 'present' time, I know alot of people who DO want to join, however,...they're afraid about possibly going overseas. There IS a war on....how long that war will last, no one knows. It was scary for me, but, a great challange at the same time. I agree with you when you say " I will have a great job working with the Military." God Bless.