The land of the free.

Today I was told I’m being dis-enrolled from my class. So no more Arabic for me. I don’t know what will happen, but we’ll see…

Also, tonight I watched A Clockwork Orange and it reminded me of reading the book forever ago. I don’t think I Liked it much then either. Sure, it’s a great conversational piece. The human psyche and conditioning. Making a criminal sick whenever he see’s violence or sex. But… I don’t know… I just don’t like watching things where almost everyone suffers. I don’t like witnessing pain or suffering. I guess that’s why I don’t like horror movies. Perhaps I never will. I think that’s one of the reasons Aubree left me too. (She loves that stuff… vampires, blood, etc. I can’t stand it…)

Oh well… It’s late and I should be getting to bed. I just wanted to say this…

You will never know true honor until you experience one of those special moments. Last night, the Presidio of Monterey hung the flag that flew over the Pentagon on Sept 11, 2001 to fly for 24 hours as a vigil to honor those who died. During the closing ceremonies, they listed off the members of the armed forces whom have given their lives to their country in the war that was ignited a year ago. I remember listening to the buglers play taps in honor of those men. Watching the flag being raised and lowered to Retreat, and standing there with all my colleagues. Other Airman, Soldiers of the Army, Seamen in the Navy, and the Marines. I saluted with all of them in honor of that flag. Of our flag. Of everyone who strives to keep this country a safe place. We’re not perfect.. far from I believe… but I try, as do many others whom wear the uniform I do. I will give my life for my country, if it is so called for so my friends can have children and they can live in peace. That is true honor.

These words may seem strange coming from my mouth, but.. I don’t know how else to say it…

God bless America. Bless the sons and daughters of this land. Bless the Flag. And bless those who try to make this place better.

That’s my rant for the day.

About Matthew Jones

Writer, Programmer, Astronomer, Dreamer, Wisher, Fighter. Always striving to be better than I was.
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