When someone asked General George Marshall if he had a secret weapon, the General replied: "Yes, the best damn kids in the world".
As our nation fights the war in Afghanistan and Iraq, and our men and women in uniform continue to serve their country on the front lines, it would be wise for us, as a nation, to remember the sacrifice and courage of our service men and women.
As Hollywood actors like Tim Robbins continues to call on Congress to cut-off funding for our troops in an effort to bring them home sooner, we need to turn a deaf ear to the Hollywood elite and the rhetoric of peace-sign wearing politicians and allow our military the room to do their job.
For all of the debate regarding the war, the one issue not up for debate is the responsibility of the American people to get behind their troops and to do their part to support their efforts.
Our soldiers are the pride of our country and her history. Our national history belongs to the countless military men and women who have given their lives for the United States and the preservation of liberty and those who will do so in the future.
While we debate economics and spending inside the Washington beltway, and while we debate the current conflicts, we can all agree that whether we are entrepreneurs, consumers or Joe the Plumber, we all owe our liberty and the opportunities that come with it to our soldiers.
Without the volunteer force America has today, our nation would never survive the evils of tyranny and religious fundamentalism.
As the world keeps a close eye on Iranian nuclear proliferation, and the antics of North Korea continue to dominate foreign policy concerns, we are still a nation at war. We are a nation indebted to our men and women in uniform, past and present.
There is much the American citizen can do to reach out with some display of support, gratitude and appreciation for the service of our soldiers.
Those who have died have done so in a war that has taken the battlefront away from our backyards and communities and centralized it where the enemy continues to plot America`s death.
We can continue to debate the merits of the war. But the purpose of this post is to remind our corporate, entrepreneurial and business leaders that we can do more to help those who defend us with their lives.
So many of you have done so and others will continue to do so. As we do our part, let us rest assured that we do so for the love of country and the appreciation we all feel for the service of America`s Best...THE BEST DAMN KIDS IN THE WORLD.
Will Griffith, Chairman
AMERICAN WARRIOR TV
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL