The Sad State of Our Military
I sat, as millions of other Americans and watched
as our government underwent a peaceful transition
of power January 2001.
At first, I felt a swell of pride and patriotism as
I watched George W. Bush take his oath of office.
However, all that pride vanished as I watched
William Jefferson Clinton board Air Force One
for the final time.
I saw 21 US Marines in full dress, with rifles, fire
a 21 gun salute to the outgoing president.
It was then that I realized how far America's
military deteriorated. Every last one of them
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