Saturday, October 2, 2010

Armed Forces

I had an interesting conversation the other day with my friend Kevin who joined the marines as soon as he got out of high school. The conversation was about the United States Armed Forces, Military, Marines, Air Force, all branches. He made this choice to join the Marines as soon as he graduated, he decided to dedicate his life to protecting the honor and values of the United States, however, not for this generation. What does this mean exactly? Kevin told me that the people who sign their lives to the US government are doing it to protect the US, but it's not entirely about protecting the the civilians and the people, they do it to protect the future generations.

He said, “think about it, who is going to run the future of the United States and the world? The next generation.”

To be more specific, the children and the teens. They do it to ensure the safety of the history of the United States, the present presence of the US, and the future of it as well.

The conversation had me thinking about everything that we take for granted. These people, who rather than go to college, would give up their lives to make sure that we are safe and sound when we sit in our classrooms and learn.

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