The Noble and The Brave
And the promise of hope from sea to sea
Under God one nation,
Undivided we will stand
Lift the banner of liberty!"
From The Patriette, the wife of a Minnesota National Guardsman preparing for deployment to Iraq, and the daughter of a Vietnam Vet:
My husband was frustrated to read the latest comments from Congressman Murtha today:So, he wrote a short letter to Representative Murtha that he gave me permission to post here
"I am currently assigned to a National Guard unit that is deploying to Iraq. Most of the soldiers in this brigade are on their second overseas deployment since 9/11. However, in spite of this we had an extremely high percentage volunteer for a second deployment. We have been training at a mobilization station for almost three months now, and the morale of the soldiers is high"
From Noodles who shares with us a letter from Sgt.Dave Thul "A Minnesota Soldiers View"
"But the truth is that there are almost 4000 young men and women
here, over half of them from Minnesota, who are double volunteers.
Volunteered once to join the Army, and most of us volunteered again to go to Iraq. It is truly inspiring to see so many step forward to defend the things we believe in."
Hat tip: Sgt Hook