Serving in the military teaches you more about yourself than it does about warfare (although our training is second to none in the U.S.).
One of the more important lessons we learn is perseverance.
President Donald Trump understands this and further understands the necessity of saluting and honoring the American flag. Honor is a big part of the military, remember.
But perhaps perseverance reigns supreme in the armed forces.
No matter the situation, United States soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen (or dogs, squids, jarheads, and flyboys/girls) have a very difficult time not finishing a job, especially when they are ordered to stand down or retreat.
Persevering means continuing to perform your duties up to the highest standards without wavering. It means to keep moving forward, inch by inch until the objective is achieved.
“The Vietnam War Memorial is hallowed ground.
In a city of gleaming white marble monuments and pink cherry blossoms, the black, sunken façade etched with the 58,307 names of the fallen, stands out as a haunting tribute to the sacrifice of a generation.
The wall itself is open to the public 24 hours a day 365 days a year. It is our nation’s most embraceable monument. You can touch it, rest your head against it and cry on it. No one will stop you.”
Because of these liberal rules regarding a national monument, it requires extensive maintenance in the form of scrubbing and cleaning on a weekly basis. Veteran’s groups and others volunteer each weekend to perform these chores with love and respect.
And this week, a true leader joined the Rolling Thunder motorcycle organization (most of whom are vets themselves) for their turn in serving their fallen brothers-in-arms. And it’s a very big name:
— Secretary Ryan Zinke (@SecretaryZinke) 9 April 2017
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke grabbed sponges and soapy water to do his part in helping Rolling Thunder members clean the memorial.
And Zinke has made a habit of honoring this nation’s landmarks:
“Zinke has taken an immersive approach to his new job, which happens to include oversight of America’s national parks and monuments.
The Secretary rode a horse into the office on his first day, shoveled snow off the Lincoln Memorial steps after a snowstorm, gave stunned tourists a personal tour of the cavernous cathedral beneath the Lincoln Memorial, and has engaged in international sock diplomacy.Secretary Zinke is one of only a handful of government workers who has truly earned the title of ‘leader.’”
We salute you, Secretary Zinke!
Our soldiers today take enough crap from liberal anti-American types (like elitist, entitled professors); it’s nice to see a politician step up and honor America, isn’t it?