Let’s give thanks to all the active duty and reserves airmen (and women), soldiers, marines, sailors, guards (Coast Guard and National Guard), members of the Space Force, and all those who defend our country. Since next Monday is Memorial Day, we can offer a silent moment in thanks for their sacrifice.
While I’m not very often rah-rah with nationalism, I was an officer in the Air Force many moons ago. And, once you take that oath of office to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, with your life if necessary, it leaves an indelible mark on your soul. At least it did for me.
Now the fact that I was commissioned an officer and a gentleman by an Act of Congress, still amuses me. Since I am and always have been a woman, that Act of Congress does not really a gentleman make.