I could not have said it better myself (though I desperately hope to some day*)

by illimitableoceanofinexplicability







There’s a feeling comes a-stealing,

And it sets my brain a-reeling,

When I’m list’ning to the music of a military band.

Any tune like “Yankee Doodle”

Simply sets me off my noodle,

It’s that patriotic something that no one can understand.

– George M. Cohan


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* and when, and when I do, I won’t be leaving out Pork Chop Hill, that’s for damn sure! Listen I know in the early days they called the Korean War a “police action” and, obviously, those words have long haunted the men who served and died there (well, not died. Technically, if you believe this sort of thing, they’re (the dead) the ones doing the haunting), but that’s no excuse! Would I were to be the one writing this I’d a said something about it! How about just a “And who will ever forget the hilarious hi-jinx of those Doctors and Nurses of M.A.S.H. caring for our fighting men…, or something like that, you get the idea, euphemistic blasphemy!

Oh, and somehow, I don’t, can’t imagine how, I missed the “by saying thank you for enduring The Longest Day so that our children would never have to.” Now, I hate to be picking at a scab but… The Longest Day is a film about D-Day which took place near the end of World War Two which was followed by military actions in the following:

Korea 1950-1953

Cuba 1961

Vietnam 1961-1973

Dominican Republic 1965

Lebanon 1982

Grenada 1983

Panama 1989

Gulf War 1991

Somalia 1993

Haiti 1994

Bosnia 1994-1995

Kosovo 1999

Afghanistan 2001-?

Iraq 2003-2010

So our children would never have to?