So recently I have been hearing a lot about this proclamation of war against all military personnel, veterans, their families, and law enforcement officers. I can't help but to ask myself daily now was my fight in the Middle East worth it? Was the deaths of my brothers and sisters in arms worth it? Is what I'm doing here at home to protect my community worth it? There are times where I just want to look at my combat boots and throw them in some dark corner of the closet to be forgotten, take off the badge and lay down my sidearm, and say it's not worth the price anymore.
But then there's that little voice that laughs and smiles when I look at him....the love of my life for ten years now sitting there playing with him, reading to him, and us growing as a family and then I look at the badge and my sidearm and snatch them up before they run away. I look at my combat boots with sand still on them from the Middle East and take a moment to remember why I fought and why I still fight.
I look outside and see the old stars and stripes waving in the wind on a clear summer day, I look back at my family and smile again, then I catch the picture of my family members that was taken with every one of us that have been or still in the military service. The oldest being my grandpa who was a World war 2 veteran.
I then smile more and emotion pours into my heart with that fire that was dying and I say "yeah....it's worth it". It's worth all the pain I've had to endure, it's worth the long nights and even longer days, it's worth all the fights, it's worth all the blood spilt, all the tears cried, it's worth every breath took, it's worth my life and it is worth their lives as well.
This declaration of war against police and military and anyone that believes in the American Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the words "freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness", against anyone pro-life, and anyone that doesn't look like someone else; this war that has been declared is one for the history books that shall be written years from now.
I for one will not be remembered as someone who just let this nation die and her people suffer.
I swore an oath to defend the United States from all enemies foreign and domestic. It didn't stop when I finished my term of service for the government. It still remains in my heart and blood. It remains still even with a piece of tin over my heart and a pistol on my side. Every time I step out the door in civilian clothes, it still remains.
See one thing that people forget is that the police are the thin blue line of courage against the bad guys at home and in the military, the infantry; which is my MOS, is known as the thin blue line of courage against the wolves around the world. The police are better known as sheepdogs and infantry...we are the wolves you send after the wolves. So I shall forever remain a wolf. But now I am a wolf among the sheep dogs that is the sheep dog's protection against the wolves trying to harm his sheep.
I wear a flag on my uniform with the stars facing towards the fight as I move towards it. I have a flag that I fly high and proud at home, a flag on my vehicle, and I was born under the flag of America. See old glory, the stars and stripes, U.S.A. flag she has been through hell and back and she's always manages to survive.
So for anyone that believes in this proclaimed war against police, military, veterans, their families, and the others I mentioned before here's a warning to you. You'd best bring the best you've got and when the fight starts you'd best not run because once wolves get your scent they don't stop hunting. If you want to kill my brothers and sisters like the cowardly way you have been doing it then you shall forever remain a coward in my book. Don't waste my time talking up a big game then running away once the fire you ignited starts to burn you.
In the end the thin blue line may become thinner but there shall always be those of us out there that will continue to fight and continue to protect the real American way of life because of cowards that ask for war but cannot stand on the front lines. Show me that you're willing enough to die for what you believe in and I'll at least respect you for that because I won't ever respect a coward who refuses to fight.
To all military, veterans, law enforcement, fire departments, and all other first responders thank you for what you do and please continue to do it. From one brother to another, sincerely thank you.
Stay safe, stay alert, and always carry
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