I am proud to be a patriotic
American. I love America. I risked my life 50 times in the
Korean War, and if given the chance I would gladly do it again.
No, I do not agree with the many decisions made to engage
in a war with Vietnam and Korea.
However, the decision was made and as a proud member of the
Strategic Air Command I gave it my best shot. During the years
since WWII our family values and way of life have changed
drastically. I am always touched when I hear “Taps”,
or see a flyover, especially the missing man formation. Yes,
I am always proud when I hear the Star Spangled Banner, or
see our troops marching in formation. Our Pledge of Allegiance
is being done away with. We do not have to stand when saying
it, and must not say “under God”. Our government
officials have repeatedly changed our way of life, such as
doing away with the Ten Commandments, and allowing same sex
marriage and receive government benefits. Let’s face
it, we are being pressured to remove our Christmas tree, we
cannot say “Merry Christmas”. Its happy holidays.
The final blow will be when we get rid of Santa Claus. Our
congress does nothing but spend money, not by millions but
by billions. The U.S. will never exist long enough to pay
off our national debt, now in the trillions. There is absolutely
nothing ever done, or not done, that is not politically motivated
for personal gain. I grieve for the millions of men who fought
so diligently in places like Iwo Jima or Okinawa. Yes I grieve
each time I visit a military cemetery and see all the thousands
of white crosses so perfectly lined up. It hurts to see our
country taken over by gangs and drug addicts. God help this
changing country return to our acceptable way of life. Yes,
I am a patriotic American.