We lost 5 of our finest last week. Five young men that served our country, 3 came back from tours overseas and continued their service encouraging others to do the same.
I have spoken to many of these young men and women asking them why they serve. Why put your life on the line for a cause they often don’t seem to get much support for?
The answer is always the same, but it’s never the pay! Nope. Not the benefits, not the education or housing or food! It has nothing to do with seeing the world or those great uniforms they get. What would possess these young people to serve? Their answer is always; “We love this country, sir.” They usually go on to say that they want to protect the freedoms this country offers all its citizens and that they still believe this is the best country on the planet.
The never complain about a living wage, living arrangements, work hours, time off, internet access, or sleeping accommodations because they love what they do and they believe that they are doing the right thing.
Do you know where the largest concentration of military recruits come from?
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