The draft was ended soon after the end of the Vietnam War, 50 years ago, and we have now transitioned to a volunteer military. These servicemen and women have joined to defend our rights and liberties from our enemies, not to have their own rights stripped from them. Gone are the days when the orders of a superior must be obeyed without question or else.
America's Military Heroes
The Afghans are culturally backward and will never be a model of Western Civilization. They are tribal, politically unreliable and corrupt, avoid strong alliances unless someone is standing on their collective neck or gives them bags of money, have a chief export of one of the worst substances known to man (heroin). They kill young girls for attending school and call such abominations honorable.
he world was pushed into WW2 and our boys went on to win with great help from the famers still at home. Yes, it was the farmers. The generosity and hard work saved a hostile government. Our Lend-Lease program of food sent to Russia fed the entire country, not just the soldiers, for the equivalent of a year. Without our food added to what they could grow and salvage, Russia would have starved and the eastern front would have collapsed.
These men and women have made the ultimate sacrifice. They died for our country. They died to preserve the greatest country the world has ever known, and so that we who remain can enjoy the great freedoms and liberty for which they fought. Today is a day to acknowledge and show our gratitude for those sacrifices.