Memorial Day Weekend…

Why did we do what we did, and why to the Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Army do what they are doing today?

This is sworn to and recited by every member of the military. Easy to say but it takes that special dedication to enact that almost all of our military members possess when the time comes for the oath to hit one in the face with reality.

The Military Code of Conduct

I am an American, fighting in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.

I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have the means to resist.

If I am captured, I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.

If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will
obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me, and will back them up in every way.

When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to give only my name, rank, service number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or
written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause.

I will never forget that I am an American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America

This following clip will leave an impression, especially for those of us who were there, and remember. Listen to the narrative, especially about the Marines in 1944…

Two things-

The video did not include Bob Hope appearing in Manama, Bahrain Christmas 1991, and many do not realize the USO is still putting on tours for our military around the world. Three that come to mind that have made multiple trips to the Sandbox and Sandpit are Gary Sinese and his band, Toby Kieth, and Brooks and Dunn.

Take a moment this weekend to remember those who gave their all, literally for this country, and if you know a Veteran, thank him for his service. I “know” they will appreciate it…

That is all.


Memorial Day Weekend… — 13 Comments

  1. KLR- In the new political correctness in school, it’s not really taught as being anything other than another holiday.

  2. Tons of Americans don’t grasp anything of significance anymore. It’s sad.

    NFO and all others who have served or still are serving, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you.

  3. Let’s all remember those we left behind.

    Michael Frick, USAF
    Donald Karns, USAF
    Mike Tate, USA

  4. God Bless all our troops young and old. Thank you ALL for serving. It is an honor to blog with you.

    God Bless our fallen for they paid the ultimate sacrifice.

  5. Thank you for your service (and to those of you who comment on this site).