Thursday, August 25, 2005

Duty, Honor, Country

Max Soliven discussed about a meeting attended by three of the most outstanding Medal of Valor awardees in the country. He also presented the bravery of these great men in battle and their intergrity during the time of peace.

Conrado de Quiros posted the letter of Rene Jarque to the Filipino Wespointers.
In this letter Jarque pointed out the decadence in the armed forces and the corruption and abuse of the military officials. In his letter, he stressed the motto of US Military Academy at West Point ... DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY.

But unluckily what we have are many officials with a motto of ... Money, Money, Me.

I'm disturbed when I know that this is very much different from how McArthur interpret this motto when he says...

"Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying points: to build courage when courage seems to fail; to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith; to create hope when hope becomes forlorn."

......... its the opposite of what we have here.


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