Stand up, Silent Majority

Stand up, Silent Majority. Take a moment and consider this, Lt. Landaker’s last flight. The following is the “punch line” from an excellent piece:

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February 7, 2007, Anbar Province , Iraq .  1st LT Jared Landaker United States Marine Corps, Hero, from Big Bear California, gave his live in service to his country.  Fatally wounded when his CH-46 helicopter was shot down by enemy fire, Jared and his crew all perished.  His life was the ultimate sacrifice of a grateful military family and nation.  His death occurred at the same time as Anna Nicole Smith, a drug using person with a 7th grade education of no pedigree who dominated our news for two weeks while Jared became a number on CNN.   And most unfortunately, Jared’s death underscores a fact that we are a military at war, not a nation at war.  Until we become a nation committed to winning the fight, and elect leaders with the spine to ask Americans to sacrifice in order to win, we shall remain committed to being a nation with a military at war, and nothing more.  (And possibly no funding if congress has their way!)

Now go  and read the rest of it . Then visit his life story page.

Stand up, silent majority.

I originally wrote this piece in March, 2007. In February 2009 (the date I pulled this from my old blog site), little has changed.

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About Gil Jones

CPA/Attorney/Judge by training and trade. Hobby nut at heart with BMW m/c, computers, ham radio, kayak fishing, photography, hiking and, starting in 2010 some semi-serious running and bicycling (road and mountain bikes). Retired after 16 years on a Texas District Court bench and since 2013 have been mediating cases. I am a Credentialed Distinguished mediator (TMCA).
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