As I continue Bernadette’s “52 Weeks of Thankfulness” at Haddon’s Musings, I’m honoring our nation’s military service men and women, this includes anyone who has served and raised their right hand to The Oath of Enlistment or The Oath of Office. Additionally, I thought I might share a section of The Oath of Enlistment:
“I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States.”
And let me reiterate that…. “I will obey the orders of the President of the United States.”
And many military personnel take that oath very seriously, and if they don’t they will, and they should. It does not matter who is president of the United States, the nation’s military looks for the citizens of the United States of America to elect its president and from that moment on…they accept these marching orders.
For my brothers and sisters in arms, stay safe. I know many of you are defending our nation as I sit cozy blogging this early morning, sipping my coffee, and have yet to change from my pajamas–remember, it’s you that makes this possible. I honor each and everyone one of you, and your oath that allows us to be free. You are our nation’s treasure. Come home safe.
“On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.”