While I haven’t yet joined any of the various Veterans’ organizations, locally, since the move, I want to take a moment, (before 11:11 today), to THANK ALL of my brothers and sisters at arms who ever wore a uniform and survived.
It may sound trite, but, there was a day when each of us “wrote a check payable to the United States of America for any amount, up to and including our lives”.
As for myself in regards to the oath I took all those years ago, I do NOT consider that check voided.
As is true for so many of us, I stand ready, willing and (okay, a little less), ABLE to do it again. You’re WORTH IT, My Country T’is Of Thee, Sweet Land Of Liberty”.
So are all of those who wrote the same check and we cashed it.
May G/d Bless The United States of America.