If you have been reading my BLOG for any amount of time you will know that I come from a long line of Military men. Our family’s military history is traceable all the way back to the War of 1812. We are seven generations of military, My son, daughter and two nephews serving right now; three in the Army and one in the Navy.
My daughter, a Sargent in the US ARMY First Cav, is the first female in our family to have served in the military. Be warned, my little girl was raised by a crazy father and three big brothers so she’s not your typical girlygirl. She was shooting rifles before she could walk and is an avid outdoors woman. She’s proud of the fact that she pulls her own weight in the Army and never has used the excuse shes a girl; she will hang with the guys until the works done. Which is one of the problems; when the guys are told to take a female with them its always my daughter that get chosen as they know she works, which of course irritates her to no end as all the other females do is sit playing on their phones and chatting.
You get the point, i’m proud of my little girl. Like all the other military in our family the reason she joined is to serve our country; nothing more. She was 26 when she joined and left a career in Marketing making more money in a year then she makes in three years in the Army, She decided she need to serve or she would regret later if she didn’t. She is a fast track solder and a motivated individual. Did I tell you I’m proud of her?
Now I gathered from a post she wrote just recently that someone made a remark to her about her political and life choices. I thought I would share it here;
Look I’d like to set one thing straight, yes I am a Republican, I am in a same sex relationship, I am Christian and I serve every single one of you by being a service member. Hypocritical? Or are you just being as jujudgmental? I believe in equality in loving someone not based on gender, I believe in protecting my county and fighting for the right of so many of you who think I am wrong for living the life that I live. My brothers and my sisters in arms who have fought and died for this land have given you that opinion, that life, those choices, and your freedom to do whatever you please even if it morally wrong. But, don’t you dare tell me, that I am wrong. Don’t you dare tell me that I do not belong here, and I urge you to remember how grateful you are to be able to stand here and call yourself an, American. If you have such a huge issue or you cannot stand behind our troops then feel free to stand in front of us, I am sure, ISIS has room for you.. And I promise, we will come for you.