Memorial Day 2015


Thank you to every military family and every veteran for your service to our great country. Especially to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, trading your life for our freedoms. I want to thank every family who has suffered losses of all kinds as well. For those who have lost body parts, or parts of yourself in other ways through the trauma of war.

I want to apologize to every soldier and family who has sacrificed. I’m apologizing for our nation and our political leaders who to cover their own asses, shuck and jive when it comes time to answer questions about a war they committed our troops to fight. Not all wars are popular, unfortunately some may only be political but once we commit you, our troops, to them, WE SHOULD NEVER undermine your sacrifice by back peddling on whether we should have gone or not. It is time to focus on the job that was done by the best military in the world rather than arm-chair quarterback whether we should have went to war.

I’m imagining some of my friends who have seen and done unspeakable things at war. I think of my own dad who was a WWII POW. I think of friends who have left, arms and legs on the battle field and buried way too many of their friends. I think of soldiers who came home and could not readjust and ended up taking their own lives because of the war that continued between their ears.

I say to my soldier friends, square your shoulders and know you did your job to the best of your ability. You did what a nation asked of you. Your side of the street is clean.

To our politicians on both sides of the aisle, I say if you cannot support the wars we have fought and the soldiers who fought them, SHUT YOUR F_ _ _ _ _ _ MOUTHS! You have no business being in office or running for office. I have no respect for you!

I focus on the heroes of this nation. The men and women in uniform! You have my utmost respect. Thank you for your sacrifices! Pardon my language it is out of passion and for emphasis of the importance of this matter!



About Scott Ranck

Enjoying life with my wife Gayle and our Yorkie, Zoe boy. I've come to believe life begins when through brokenness I can embrace it fully and openly. I've learned the human drama is an adventure and all of us are made of the same stuff. The Lord is the only being who knows me fully and he has an individual educational plan of life long learning for me and I'm enrolled. This blog is all about what I'm learning.
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2 Responses to Memorial Day 2015

  1. louiseboykin says:

    Well said my dear friend!!! It is a privilege to live in this country and one that many take for granted.
    I, too, appreciate the sacriface and dedication of our military who serve and defend our country. To give your life is the ultimate sacrifice. But they also come bk from war maimed and broken. Sometimes it’s in body and in others its in mind. What a debt we owe to these warriors and to their families.
    Thanks Scottie for telling it like it is😃

  2. Anonymous says:

    You are welcome!!!

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