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Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be heroes?

26 Mar

I heard a story on the way home from work this evening that made my blood boil. It isn’t something I typically blog about, but I am going to write about this one.

Just a hypothetical question: What would happen if parents protested their child’s school for teaching their children how to use a condom? Well we have seen what happens. The school principal would basically say “get over it”. Now consider an organization like Vets for Freedom National Heroes Tour who are touring schools in order to allow students the opportunity to meet members representing our national military services who have been serving our country. Wouldn’t you, as a parent, welcome these heroes to come into your school and speak? “Hold on a minute”, say some parents in Forest Lake High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Even though one of the soldiers is an alumni from this particular High School. Guess what? This school principal is bowing to the pressure of these protesting parents. Read about it at Michelle Malkin’s blog site below.

Vets for Freedom Heroes Tour spurned by Minneapolis high school

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4 responses to “Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be heroes?

  1. Jacob A. Allee

    March 28, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    Barry,

    I posted yesterday…. just for you.

     
  2. Steve

    March 28, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Interesting story. It seems that ever since Vietnam, our armed forces have been stigmatized.

     
  3. Leo

    April 1, 2008 at 10:34 am

    It is a sad state of affairs when these things happen to good people who are serving their country. I generally do not for academians to have a strong spine.

    It is interesting though to note that the American people as a whole have little patience for long military engagements. I recall reading that there was great concern that public support for WW2 would be lost if the war went into 1946 or 1947. I wonder if this resentment if affecting how people are responding to the military?

     
  4. barrydean

    April 1, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Leo,

    It is a sad state indeed. I think patience is the key. Our culture wants things to happen even quicker today than they did during WW2. I don’t like the war but now that we are there we should finish it correctly.

     

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