Todays military has seen numerous changes that have taken place since Sept. 11 2001. Why is it before the 11th of September, the people that the military protects was basically badmouthing and putting us down? Why are they so proud to wave the American flag? Why wasnt the flag flown high with pride before the 11th of September? It amazes the military because flags are often flown when terrorists acts take place and not when there is constitutional freedom. Why is it before the September 11th incident, the people that the military protects was basically badmouthing and putting us down? They sit there and say that we are not fit to fight and not able to protect them. But what would they know? They dont wake up every morning and put on this uniform.
Just because they cant see us protecting them, doesnt necessarily mean that we are not. Why do we have people over in Korea, Saudi Arabia, Kosovo, and etc? Are we just wasting our time and not protecting anything or anyone? Why do you think their butts are still free? Freedom doesnt come free! People actually give their lives and freedom by giving up our constitutional rights. One thing that we learned with the September 11th is what kind of people we are protecting and how they think about the people in uniform. But as you can see we didnt let that get in our way, it just pissed us off a little. We are still protecting the same people that dared badmouth us and talk us down.
What does that say for the military? Why are they so proud to wave the American flag? They never waved it with pride before the September 11th. The only people who waved the American flag with pride was the Military. We stand through the hard times and the good times. As I travel today I cant go far with out seeing a car or porch out fitted with the red, white, and blue.
I must wonder how much time and thought was spent considering what the symbol of freedom really means and the responsibilities to the Americans. They finally realizing what the military does and stands for? To bad we know that after this all dies down the military will still be waving the American flag with pride and honor. But what can we say about the American people? What can the Americans say about the symbol of the American flag? They didnt know what the symbol was before, so what makes them think they will when this is all said and done? Why wasnt the flag flown high with pride before September 11th? Even though our youths are risking their lives for freedom, I had temerity to be critical of our country. Even though students are taught in school about the American revolution and culture, it is still widely emphasized that joining the military and being a part of honor, pride, loyalty, has always been down graded by the New American era. Young soldiers have often found out about the qualities through the military and not their parents.
These new American parents should also have been taught how to fly the American flag high and with pride just like their soldiers are taught in the military. Flags flown high shouldnt have to be flown high because of a terrorists act; the American people should already know how important the American flag is. What I have learned despite flag raising, monuments, and awards there are still those who still dont believe in the military and what they fight for. As you can see some still dont know what the American flag stands for or the symbol it gives to the military and the Americans. Even though most countries dont have constitutional rights, civil rights, and women rights they have more pride for their country flag than the Americans could ever have!