Friday, May 22, 2009

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Memorial Day

This is Memorial Day weekend. For most of us, this means an extra day off. For some, it means what it was intended to mean. May our God bless and comfort the families of those who have paid the ultimate price for our nation, and may our nation never forget why they did it.



The United States Military Code of Conduct:

I. 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.

II. 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.

III. 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.

IV. 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.

V. 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.

VI. 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.

1 comment:

  1. Memorial Day is not the beginning of summer nor the sales weekend at Kohl's. It's about remembering and honoring those who served and gave the ultimate to protect the freedoms of this great country. Somehow we have failed to teach our younger generation the real meaning of Memorial Day. Today it is all about me, myself and I. What is in it for me!!!!! I'm truly saddened by the direction we have guided our youth.

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