Skip to comments.For Veterans Day, Remember From Where Our Fortunes Flow
Posted on 11/10/2011 6:50:14 PM PST by billflax
As an eighteen year old infantryman who knew everything, our unit was once assigned to the S-4 Logistics shop for a working party. A welcome sign admonished, Amateurs talk strategy. Professionals talk logistics. We snickered, handled the office pogues heavy lifting and left. Every marine is a rifleman, and Napoleon affirmed, An army marches on its stomach, but surely it was the grunts who won wars.
Friday, 11/11/11, America will honor her veterans, particularly those who paid the supreme price protecting our cherished principles. We should solemnly reflect on this, holding those most heavily engaged in the highest esteem. Tales of my experiences would induce slumber, but thankfully brave sacrifices by such heroes ensure the liberty Americans all too frequently take for granted.
Freedom has been rare through mans sorry annals. Free often meant not rights to pursue happiness, but oppression by your own sovereign instead of an invader. Yet, for most of her history, America was exceptionally free because our military ventures were extraordinarily successful. Lest America plunge off her perch, we ought to ponder the fountain from whence our fortunes flow.
The great imperial commander and military theorist Raimondo Montecuccoli observed, For war, you need three things; 1. Money. 2. Money. 3. Money. Apologies to real estate agents thinking they devised the clever trilogy, but the engine of victory is economic, an outgrowth of the very freedoms our forces sustain.
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