Let All Under Your Watch Thrive

Let All Under Your Watch Thrive!

Let All Under Your Watch Thrive

Let All Under Your Watch Thrive

You are the eyes, ears, and voice of the weak. You maintain that instinctive drive to protect those who cannot or will not protect themselves while simultaneously honing your predatory mindset. But your prey is not the weak, rather it is those predators who wish to harm them. You are the protector—someone ready to inflict great violence on individuals looking to harm the innocent.

 

 

And let all those who threaten it perish.

And let all those who threaten it perish.

 

You, the protector, can come in many forms: military, cops, armed citizens, etc. At the end of the day you have two objectives, to shield the innocent and apprehend and/or end the criminal. You do it because you have to. You do it because no one else is willing to. You weren’t asked, you volunteered.

 

 

 

Let all under your watch thrive… And let all those who threaten it perish.

War is Politics for Everyone BUT the Warrior

War is politics for everyone but the warrior.

War is politics for everyone but the warrior.

One of the greatest frustrations modern Veterans deal with—and, for that matter, Veterans of every generation—is the mind-numbing political debate concerning the mission they’ve been handed. Regardless of a warrior’s political beliefs (or lack thereof), they eventually develop a disdain for those politicians, pundits, academics, media-members, students, and normal citizens who claim to speak for them. Do you know why? Because those who fight don’t have the luxury of a stateside debate on what they’re doing.

The warrior is in the arena risking his ass. It’s that simple.

For your average citizen, discussing war—whether it’s our current one or past ones—is as casual as discussing who’s going to the Super Bowl. They rarely have anything at stake. They don’t have to give it any thought afterwards.

For the warrior, the conflict never ends. Even if you come home from deployment physically intact, it will always be with you. Not everyone who goes to war has PTSD. Not everyone who goes to war has the same experience. But you will always remember it. It will always be a deeply personal part of your life.

It wasn’t a game. It wasn’t a political argument that you could walk away from. It wasn’t your reputation on the line—it was your Sisters, Brothers and YOUR life on the line.

War is politics for everyone but the warrior.

Our Colors

 

Our Colors

Our Colors

Our Colors

We Americans, since July 4th, 1776, when 56 delegates from across the 13 Colonies converged on Philadelphia to seal our national fate, live by our colors. It’s the representation of everything we are and strive to be.

We’ve seen it endure through all types of adversity—wars, riots, protests, foreign incursion. Yet we keep striving…and so do our colors.

What makes this country great is not necessarily the decisions we make, but our desire to always be better. This is what separates us from everyone else. We don’t play to be safe. We play big. We play to win, always. It’s that first Betsy Ross Flag, with its 13 Stars, that represents

Our Colors

Our Colors

this great American experiment. It shows, from 13 to 50, that we’re an evolving people who never settle for less. It represents our penchant for adventure and excellence, how we’ll never quit.

The first stitching on our flag is more than a statement—it’s the building block of our national soul.

Here I Am – Send Me

Here I Am - Send Me

Here I Am – Send Me

“Here Am I, Send Me”

A warrior reflecting on his blade and the hours he has toiled to master it. He has suffered much for the profession of arms and has the callouses, scars, and stories to prove it. As he remembers those who have not been up to the task, who have not had the strength to serve, he counts himself lucky that he has been bestowed with the gifts of strength, discipline and fortitude. Blessed be the Lord my strength who teaches my hands to fight and my fingers to war.

Years later, the same warrior standing ready. He does not look for conflict, but if his country requires it, he wants to be the first in the fray. He states simply: Here Am I, Send Me”.

Here I Am - Send Me

Here I Am – Send Me