Sacrificing Oneself For One’s Country
Today’s rugrats are most likely unaware of what sacrifice truly means. Specifically, we are talking about forceful entry into the United States Armed Forces. During past skirmishes, young patriots were chosen out of a - literal - hat to enter into the field of battle. Do you know what those who were chosen said when greeted with such news? They replied, “Where can I find more boot straps?”
Today, in a post-draft era, our youth must volunteer themselves into the service. Coaxing them to do so has proven difficult - no number of virtual reality battlefield games have proved tantalizing enough, and pre-film advertisements screened in movie theaters across the country have hardly created a blip on enlistment statistics.
This member of the aforementioned, bygone, era (pictured above) was not enlisted himself, but he is a scholar of American Conflicts. Not even a sling on his arm could stop him from saluting during the sounding of the “Star Spangled Banner.”
- TaylorCommaJack

Sacrificing Oneself For One’s Country

Today’s rugrats are most likely unaware of what sacrifice truly means. Specifically, we are talking about forceful entry into the United States Armed Forces. During past skirmishes, young patriots were chosen out of a - literal - hat to enter into the field of battle. Do you know what those who were chosen said when greeted with such news? They replied, “Where can I find more boot straps?”

Today, in a post-draft era, our youth must volunteer themselves into the service. Coaxing them to do so has proven difficult - no number of virtual reality battlefield games have proved tantalizing enough, and pre-film advertisements screened in movie theaters across the country have hardly created a blip on enlistment statistics.

This member of the aforementioned, bygone, era (pictured above) was not enlisted himself, but he is a scholar of American Conflicts. Not even a sling on his arm could stop him from saluting during the sounding of the “Star Spangled Banner.”

- TaylorCommaJack