How could we ever thank the American Soldier enough for what he and she has done for our country? We can say all the negative things that we want to about our government, but when it comes to the freedom that we experience daily, I am thankful that our taxes support the soldier. How can we put a price tag on our freedom?
The soldier in the United States is represented in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and the Coast Guard. The age range to serve our country is from 17 to 62 years of age. The active personnel is nearly 1.5 million, where the reserve personnel is about the same. The annual budget for our armed forces is 549 billion. I believe that our country is worth every penny.
From the Colonial Minute Men to the Modern Day soldier, our history has been preserved by our military. We must not forget our law enforcement agencies that help keep crime down in our cities. Firemen, EMS personal and countless volunteers in our cites also need to be recognized for there services.
When I first saw the History of the American Soldier poster created by History America, it literally brought tears to my eyes. Viewing the poster which represents the soldier, makes the uniforms that were worn in each war come to life. I picked one up for my son to display in his bedroom, so now I find myself going in his room just to look at the poster. To top it off, the models representing the soldier in the poster are real people.
Viewing the soldier poster on the internet is nothing like seeing it in person. It almost looks three dimensional. I am proud to see a product of this quality produced in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It would be great if classrooms all over our country would display this wonderful soldier poster. There are also six other posters that magnify our excellent country. Please visit the History America website for further details.
There are so many topics of our American history, that there may not be enough books to contain all of the sacrifices that the soldier has made for you and I. Let us not take for granted the freedom that we experience every day.