revolutionaryiraq_soldier_79281166I am thankful for my freedom.

Regardless of what your belief is in the war in Iraq, we should all be thankful for the sacrifice of our troops and the service they are providing to our country.

Had it not been for our military we might still be subjective to a monarchist rule.

I do not want to discuss all of the wars and campaigns that our military has been involved in. Instead I want to focus on the brave men and women who have put their lives at risk for our safety.

I doubt that there is anyone in America who has not had their family affected by a loved one serving in the armed forces and the families of those soldiers should be commended as well.  While today’s military has chosen to go into their particular line of work, we should still honor them with our respect and gratitude. With the usage of the war in Iraq as a political tool, many soldiers have conveyed that they feel forgotten about. Let this never be the case.

I would like to follow the example in the video shown below and I encourage you to do the same. The next time you see a soldier, be sure to express your thankfulness!

 Below is an excerpt from David Letterman. Consider his words.

Fact is, we are the largest group of ungrateful, spoiled brats the world has ever seen. No wonder the world loves the U.S. , yet has a great disdain for its citizens. They see us for what we are. The most blessed people in the world who do nothing but complain about what we don’t have, and what we hate about the country instead of thanking the good Lord we live here.

I know, I know. What about the president who took us into war and has no plan to get us out? The president who has a measly 31 percent approval rating ? Is this the same president who guided the nation in the dark days after 9/11? The president that cut taxes to bring an economy out of recession? Could this be the same guy who has been called every name in the book for succeeding in keeping all the spoiled ungrateful brats safe from terrorist attacks? The commander in chief of an all-volunteer army that is out there defending you and me?

We are among the most blessed people on Earth and should thank God several times a day, or at least be thankful and appreciative.  With hurricanes, tornadoes, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, ‘Are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance ?’

Makes you think huh? It makes me say “Thank you God for my freedom and the opportunity to live in this great nation and thank you to all military personnel both active and veteran for defending our rights as Americans!”


 “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands: one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”


About Chuck Mullis

I am the husband of Valerie and the father of Russell & Hannah. I am a self-employed contractor living in rural North Carolina as well as an ordained Southern Baptist Minister serving Living Water Baptist Church.

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