The Veterans Site offers this simple tribute to all who have served and to those who are presently serving in our United States Armed Forces. To the those who have worn the uniforms in times of peace and in times of war, we honor you and send our deepest respect and thanks for your service to this nation.
At this time in our history, only 1% of our nation’s population serves in the military. It is that 1% who bear the full and true cost of the freedoms we all enjoy and they do so anonymously and voluntarily. Without them, our freedoms and all of the privileges and benefits of this great would be fragile and undefended.
For the last 18 years, this nation has been at war against a serious and committed enemy. Over much of that time they have done so out of sight and out of minds of the 99% percent who have continued to enjoy those rights without a thought for those who are on the front lines preserving those rights and privileges with their very lives. Only when the bad news of one of them being killed in action comes across the news feeds are they thought of by most.
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This video is a simple compilation of the five service hymns, the United States Army, the United States Navy, the United States Coast Guard, the United States Air Force and the Unites States Marine Corps. Those who have served in each of these Armed Forces, no matter how long ago, will be filled with both pride and memories as they hear their service’s hymn.
As you listen, remember and pray for all those who are serving now, and those who are still in harm’s way on our behalf.
Dan Doyle is a husband, father, grandfather, Vietnam veteran, and retired professor of Humanities at Seattle University. He taught 13 years at the high school level and 22 years at the university level. He spends his time now babysitting his granddaughter. He is a poet and a blogger as well. Dan holds an AA degree in English Literature, a BA in Comparative Literature, and an MA in Theology, and writes regularly for The Veterans Site Blog.