Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Kermit is no longer...

... hiding in the bog.

Careful analysis of the situation indicates that the Frog was suffering from the backlash of Memorial Day. It's the day of the year that the amount of baggage I still carry has to be confronted head on. Sometimes I get pretty beat up.

Start at the bottom line. The people that read this blog already know that there is a war going on. It often seems to me that there is a lot of the Country that either... 1) doesn't know about the war... - or - 2) refuses to recognize that fact...

The next line is the one that hurts. Servicemen and women are in harms and are getting hurt. These guys and gals are heroes. You have to volunteer to be in harms way these days and that takes guts and dedication.

It also gives Kermit the desire to get on with it, because this gives me assurance that the things I consider important in life will go on for at least another generation.

Which brings me to the important bit...

You always have to be crazy to be a Marine. To be a marine in wartime is over the top. Kermit tips his hat to 4th Btn, O Co, Plt 4014 who graduated at Paris Island about 3 weeks ago. Congrats to the whole Batttalion - special congrats to New PRIVATE MEGHAN R. and all the other New Marines in the Battalion. An old soldier says Semper Fi!

Marines are always welcome in the bog. Relatives should call ahead.

Peace and all good,



At Sat Jun 04, 07:18:00 PM, Blogger sandy said...

You're right on Kermit. We are at war and a lot of people don't seem to understand that. They must be the ones that don't have anyone close in the Service.
I for one would like the draft to come back and use it on all the the members of congress that are speaking out against this war. They have the nerve to say they support our troops but oppose the war.
I don't see how that is possible. If you oppose the war then you oppose the men and women who put their lifes on the line.
Plus they do this just so some dumb ass Senator can say" Iraq is Bush's Viet Nam"
Now all you Democrats don't take offense. I'm neither a Republican nor Democrat. I'm calling Senator Kennedy a dumbass because he is a dumb ass.

At Sun Jun 05, 10:24:00 AM, Blogger Barb said...

I am guessing that people who don't know somebody in the Service are less likely to be supporters of the military.

Then again, I don't have any family members serving, and the folks I do know are not (currently) in either OIF or OEF. But you certainly have to be understanding of the key fact that the Military is doing a necessary job, and that the men and women in uniform are all volunteers!

At Sun Jun 05, 02:48:00 PM, Blogger John the Mad said...

God bless every man and woman in the uniform of the United States of America. Your fighting spirit, professional elan are admired by those of us who know what it is to serve in the military. Your armed forces are defending freeom not just for Americans, but for everyone. Some of the herd may be too thick to grasp this simple fact but this old pidgeon knows it to be true.

John the Mad
Major Canadian Forces Ret'd.

At Wed Jul 06, 08:26:00 AM, Blogger MonicaR said...

You are right Kermit. Thanks for the email - I tried to respond but it came back undeliverable.

I love your

Grizzly Mama


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