It is our position that service in the armed forces should not be taken for granted. On Veteran’s Day, we celebrate the brave men and women who have served our country in the name of freedom – some willingly, some with no choice by means of the draft. Uncle Sam was once the bearer of birthday greetings to eighteen year-old-men across the country in the form of a letter to report for service either with reservist units or called for active duty.
Today, the armed forces are plagued with budget cuts and stymied recruitment efforts due to the rising obesity rate and failure of recruits to pass drug tests and keep clean criminal records. Would reinstating a draft solve these military recruitment woes? Could today’s coddled youth withstand the pressure and responsibility?
Recognition and special thanks are extended to those who have served our country in the past, to the military personnel currently serving and to those brave enough to enlist to sustain the armed forces. Visit a monument, fly your American flag, attend a Veteran’s Day parade or even visit a recruitment center on this Veteran’s Day – in honor of freedom.