Defend and Serve

Defend and Serve
It is amazing how meeting those who serve their country can change a person’s misunderstood view of the military.   There are many misconceptions of the military, and what it really means to defend and serve the country.   One of the biggest misconceptions, how different a day in the military is compared to the typical nine to five job.   Yes, there are special duty requirements involved, however many service members share the same day to day duty hours as their civilian counterparts.   The lessons learned from serving can be invaluable; everyone should want it, and the lifelong retirement plus healthcare should only enhance the desire.
Today’s youth do not know what it means to take pride in what they have been given, that is due to lack of education from parents today.   Today’s parents are more concerned with children playing sports instead of participating in schools JROTC programs.   JROTC is a high school program primarily funded by school districts, and the federal government. Program goals are to reduce dropout rates, and improve academics. (Pema & Mehay)   This program gives an understanding of what it is to defend, and serve ones country an understanding bigger than iPods and iPhones.
Why Join Army Junior ROTC: To appreciate the ethical values and principles that underlie good citizenship.   To develop leadership potential, while living and working cooperatively with others.   To be able to think logically and to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing.   To appreciate the importance of physical fitness in maintaining good health. (usarmyjrotc)
Things in society with today’s youth could turn out considerable better; this should be an educational requirement similar to math, and English.
Many have no clue how their existence is benefited from those who value this principle.   There are men and women from every background who have made the ultimate sacrifice, serving this great nation. They know the price of...