|Lance Corporal Jim Rosebrock|
Several of Jim's high school friends that I know serve now. One is a United States Army Ranger enroute to a deployment of his own after Thanksgiving, and another is finishing up boot camp at Parris Island. Another will be commissioned as Army lieutenant out of ROTC next spring. Five years ago, I took these boys to the Boy Scout Philmont Camp in New Mexico. Now they proudly serve their nation.
To those who have little positive to say about the young of this generation, I say look at men like Jim who are laying it on the line everyday. As an old paratrooper, I know that they have learned the same lesson that I did many years ago - that the best in life is earned, not handed to you.
Lets not forget our veterans this weekend - all the soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, and coast guardsman who put it on the line every day for us. If you see one thank one. And better yet, don't just do it on Veteran's Day. Go out of your way to make every day Veteran's Day.