Tuesday, July 3, 2012
11 Minutes for 8 Years
When a person joins the military they enter into an eight year contract. They are promising that over the next 8 years they can be called upon to fight for their country. The contract is a mix of active and reserve duty time.
A military service member (MSM) gives up many freedoms to protect yours. They are told what to wear. They are told when to eat. They are made to exercise. If they are late for work or fail in what they are told to do there is no threat of being fired; there is a threat of Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) action.
One of the biggest freedoms lost is the freedom of speech. A MSM can not voice their political opinion while in uniform or give their opinion and use their military standing in conjunction with it; as a MSM they are deemed to be an authority figure and can not render political opinion while viewed in that role.
They are fighting for our freedom. Regardless of whether or not you agree with or even understand the current wars and conflicts they are a part of, they are doing it for you.
Take eleven minutes to hear our men and women of the military read "The Declaration of Independence" and remember what a bold step was taken two hundred thirty six years ago to secure your freedom today and these men and women continue to protect.