The below article is one of many that includes a home owners association and a patriotic American that wants to display their flag or in this case a sign that says "Our son defends our freedom". Now generally, my thoughts are if you want to live in a neighbourhood and they are so left winged and tight ass that they won’t allow American flags to be flown, simple don’t live there. Do your homework and simply know what you can or cant do. I think it should be against the law freaking period to refuse anyone in this country to fly the American flag but that’s just One Marine’s View.
It’s amazing that you can point the finger at those that are asked to give all if required and sacrifice everything that is important to them while they do it. Some people have the mentality of “Break glass only in the case of war” towards our military and especially towards Marines.
Like I mentioned in my last post Im off and on the “grid” for a bit. Not on vacation unfortunately but working but still getting to smoke stoags while I work…(doest it get any better?) Respect has to be earned. I can count on one hand the guys I would gladly step in front of and take a bullet for. You know the kind you respect the hell out of and like that of my last post, a leader. I’m getting to work with a bunch of those kind of guys.
I’ve been off the grid for a bit gang. Sorry about that. Leaders. Some say they are born leaders, some say they are made. Being a leaders isn’t always easy, nor is it always fun and for the love of God its not a popularity contest so sometimes those you are in charge of may night be happy about what you have them do but if they respect you, they will execute.
The Fourth of July. Although usually surrounded by picnics, parades and fireworks in the evening I have spent many holidays to include the Fourth of July away and usually on a Combat deployment. If you have read OMV before you understand how the warrior feels when he misses a holiday especially while he is deployed. We get over it but yes it sucks.
While taking another look at Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) lets set a few things straight. Most of the US Armed forces didn’t want it changed. More so the Marine Corps was the last to “salute” smartly and carry on as “directed” when it was redone.