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Why We Continue to Fight
National Review ^ | 11/11/2010 | Pete Hegseth

Posted on 11/11/2010 5:04:18 AM PST by MrsPatriot

Why We Continue the Fight The challenge for this generation of veterans is to harness our shared lessons to ensure that America’s best days remain ahead.

Since the towers fell in 2001, America’s newest warrior generation has liberated two countries, battled two insurgencies, surged to victory in Iraq, and begun working toward the same outcome in Afghanistan. In the face of multiple tours, strategic errors, unforeseen injuries, and political posturing, our troops have forged ahead.

Having completed tours in Guantanamo Bay and pre-surge Iraq, I’ve seen the horrors of war and the virtues of valor, and I will soon spend a year fighting a battle many are calling “unwinnable” in Afghanistan. This decade and these experiences — on this Veterans Day — leave me reflecting on the legacy of our generation.

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KEYWORDS: veteransday
Seek out a Veteran to today to say "Thank you."
1 posted on 11/11/2010 5:04:19 AM PST by MrsPatriot
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To: MrsPatriot

Colonel Oliver North’s tribute to our Military

Veterans Tribute

I fought for You

It is the Soldier

It is the Soldier, not the reporter Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the Soldier, not the poet, Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer, Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.

It is the Soldier, not the lawyer, Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the Soldier, who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag,

And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

Marine chaplain Father Dennis Edward O’Brien

Trace Adkins’ “Arlington” USA Military Tribute

A Military Tribute

Military Tribute. “When you Come Back to Me Again”

United States Military Tribute “Arms of an Angel”

2 posted on 11/11/2010 7:17:52 AM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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