Veterans Day 2015; We Made An Oath.

I swear

Below is the oath by those that serve (or have served us, Commissioned Officer slightly different) in the US Military:

“I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”

These collection of words have been affirmed by so many that provide us the freedoms we enjoy today as Americans.  To support and defend.  True faith and allegiance.  Obey orders.  Follow the regulations.  All with the help of God.  This oath is a commitment to serve something bigger than ourselves; our God, our fellow citizens and those that make this choice alongside us.  A cause to die for.

Veterans Day 2015 means that we continue to live in a free country.  This past year many Veterans from earlier generations have died and we currently have citizens are serving us now in harms way. Veterans Day is to honor all that took the oath of office to serve us in our Armed Forces. Veterans Day is for the men and women that offered to give their life for us whether they served in combat on foreign soil, stateside, active duty or reserve. Let me be clear; it’s not first responders day.  My salute to Veterans that served before, alongside and after me.  Thank you for your service and sacrifices to our Nation.

2Lt. Jeff Harbeson, 1984

     2LT Jeff Harbeson, 1984 

Thank a Veteran, they are willing to die for you.  May God continue to Bless America. From the Command Post and the fog of cigar smoke, Cheers Y’all! #thefuneralcommander

5 comments
  1. Thank you for your service, sacrifice and friendship. Men of character and integrity are difficult to come by these days.

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  2. Jeff Harbeson said:

    Ray, thank yo for such kind words and I’m grateful to call you friend.

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  3. Howard Beckham said:

    To ALL who have taken the oath: May God’s strengthen you, protect you, and bless you for your selfless sacrifice, honor, dedication to service to others above self, determination to preserve and protect the principles upon which the United Stated was founded upon and upon the Constitution of this great land.
    Thank you for your service one and all.

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  4. Howard Beckham said:

    one day I will learn how to type.

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  5. Jeff Harbeson said:

    Thank you my friend!

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