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Honor For Whom Honor is Due

OldCorps Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 12:33 PM
Hmm. Actually, there is such a thing. A young boy and US Ambassador Crocker were recently made Honorary US Marines. Please see http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/07/marine-us-ambassador-to-afghanistan-ryan-crocker-named-honorary-marine-072712. There are numerous others...as an Old Marine myself, I'm aware of several.

On the heels of a pivotal national election, I'd like to remind Americans that it is our troops' service and sacrifice that safeguards our precious right to cast those ballots and savor the freedoms that we hold dear. They represent the best of America.

Yesterday, we honored all U.S. veterans and troops currently serving for their unwavering courage, their dedication to keeping our nation strong and protecting the liberties we continue to enjoy. We also paid tribute to the wounded, missing, fallen and their families.

My father, Ray, fought and was wounded in World War II in the...