Military service might not be his calling, but protecting our freedom ought to be the duty of every American. ~Marybeth Hicks

I find a lot of good reading at JewishWorldReview.com, and, having read Ms. Hicks columns before, checked into this one. It is, of course, of a Patriotic bent, since that IS the ‘season’ now upon us.

Other than the sentence I used as a headline, this will stick with me, I think:

On Friday, to feed the fires of possibility, we’re taking Jimmy to visit the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

Steeped in tradition and dedicated to “develop midshipmen morally, mentally and physically and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor and loyalty,” there’s no worthier purpose for any young man, military or civilian.

But the point of visiting the academy isn’t just to introduce the idea of military service as an option. It’s also to connect our son with the mission of safeguarding the liberty and way of life established for us 234 years ago this Sunday.

Military service might not be his calling, but protecting our freedom ought to be the duty of every American.

Inspirational column. A small hope for the Future, but small is better than none.

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