I've been writing pieces of this for...I don't know...years. It was only a year ago when I posted it last. I'm sorry to do a rerun so quickly, but not really sorry at all because I offer it up again with thanks to those who have served and who still bear the scars from that service. And with thanks to those who are serving now.
Although I often say righteously that I try not to make things political, I am stepping away from that claim to remind everyone that Senator Tommy Tuberville of Alabama, who has blocked hundreds of military promotions since March in a long tantrum over how he feels about women's rights, never served.