My Salute to Veterans
In recognition of Veterans Day, and to all those who have served, both past and present, I raise a personal salute. I am proud of your willingness to place your lives on hold and in many instances to relinquish your dreams in order to defend The United States of America. I am awed by your courage and indebted to you for the examples of true patriotism so many of you today, as with those before you, showed and have shown.
I salute you for your willingness to stand in harm’s way to protect those who could not protect themselves and to defend those with whom freedom and national security were your only commonalities. For those who served in times of peace, I salute you for being the strong deterrent who protected this great nation.
It is with honor that I thank you all and acknowledge your service. Our military is not a collective of undisciplined marauders who inflict pain, suffering, and death for pleasure as some would accuse. Our military is not about sexual immorality, perversion, and debauchery as some would try to transform it into today. Our military is not about political correctness and the deconstruction that it is experiencing today. Nor is our military about shameful and dishonorable politicians who, if allowed, will transform the Armed Forces into the reprobate likeness of themselves.
Our military is about pride, honor, selflessness, distinction, commitment, love for God, country, and family, and an understanding that you are the strong defense that protects America and her citizens from the wolves of aggression who would harm us.
America was built upon the belief in freedom and the belief that in God we trust. I salute you for your service in defending and thus far insuring those beliefs. Thank you.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here