They made their sacrifice when America was good, innocent, full of vitality and great.
Our country, because of most of the politicians, pressure from global banks, and the United Nations, isn't good anymore. She is weak because we have become weak. We are not strong anymore - not physically, not mentally, not emotionally. We have been fed propaganda in our schools, from the media, from the people we elect. Our rights are forgotten in a fog induced narcosis. We have allowed our government to become blatantly evil, dark and secretive. It plots against us, numbing us with words and doublespeak until we know not who we are, what we've done, our past forgotten, the principles on which our country was founded dismissed as troublesome. We are dependent, mindless creatures who believe in feeding at the trough of the government, and allowing a fascist communist to become a dictator - what we fought in every war...
to name a few.
Like a virus, the vaccine of war didn't kill all of them. The seeds remain and infect to this day, infecting every office of government in the land.
Our military are sent into endless war; in some cases, killing the dictator in the name of freeing the people, only to realize, our dictator is perfecting his crimes and he has taken our pride and our strength away from us, because we have forgotten freedom and liberty is up to us, not him.
Is that how we honor our country and our maimed and dead heroes?
Who will rescue us from the dictator who has usurped the presidency, but us?
And for my old friend, Pete, thank you for your service old friend. Your photo hangs here in my office. You are an old man, frail with white hair, but you have your flight jacket on, and you stand before an F-15 at Tyndall AFB. Salute and fair weather!