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A Tribute to Our U.S. Military

Updated on July 4, 2020

Making the decision to serve our country is probably one of the hardest decisions to make for a soldier. So much goes into this decision because on the one hand you want to honorably serve your country, but there’s also your loved ones to think about. With that decision comes sacrifices you know your loved ones will have to make, and there is never a guarantee that you will return home. But for a soldier, I’m sure they have taken this into consideration, and ultimately decided to sacrifice themselves and their families to fight for our country. The U.S. Military still ranks as the #1 military power in the world. The U.S. retains this position because of the men and women of our military that believe in this country, and have dedicated their lives to fight for this country and protect our interests around the world. Our soldiers not only have to protect us from our enemies that wish us harm, but now they are also fighting another enemy, Covid-19.

According to the Department of Defense, as of July 1, 2020, there are 18,071 cases of coronavirus within the military, and 38 deaths. This puts an added burden on our men and women in the military. Because of the spread of the coronavirus around the world, precautions will have to be taken to ensure the health and safety of our military around the globe. We have all been affected by this virus, whether you are dealing with family members that have contracted this virus, or just the mental stress of navigating your way through life with our new normal of face masks and social distancing. Imagine being a soldier who not only has the same stresses we have, but also maintaining the readiness needed to be ready for whatever situation they are called upon to deal with.

We owe so much to our military because we are able to sleep at night having full faith in our military that they are protecting our borders and keeping us safe. I, for one, would like to thank the men and women of the military for their service and all of the sacrifices they make to keep us safe. Recently, I watched some videos of soldiers returning home to their families. I was so moved by the reunions because it showed me how difficult it truly is for the wives, girlfriends and families when their soldier is away from home for months and sometimes years. Their soldiers miss birthdays, graduations, holidays and their children’s achievements through life. You can never get those moments back, and that is a huge sacrifice our soldiers make. As we are all frustrated about how much our lives have been altered because of the pandemic and so many other issues affecting our country right now, please take time out of your day to pray for our soldiers around the world because we can rest peacefully at night because of them, and for that I am so eternally grateful.

SOURCES:

https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Spotlight/Coronavirus/

https://www.globalfirepower.com/countries-listing.asp


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