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June 21, 2008

A Statement set in Stone...

A great friend of mine from South Florida sent me this image today. He was sure I would appreciate it and was equally sure Kelly, over at "Rambling along in Life" would like it too. I got it first this time Kel... but feel free to copy if you'd like, and thank Joe from Ft. Lauderdale FL for passing it on to us!



I think it speaks volumes for "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"...

Over and "Out" from Chesapeake, VA (and thanks Joe!)

4 comments:

Kelly said...

Very cool picture... thanks for the heads up... will work into a post here soon... hope all is well...

manxxman said...

I remember going for my physical, standing there with hundreds of other "young" guys (yes I was young once) feeling miserable. I'd already lost 2 fraternity brother to that damned war. I knew I was gay and was terrified about it. I was called into see a doctor, now he never actually asked me if I were gay (pre don't ask don't tell by several wars) but by the end of the time I was told that the army didn't need me.

I wasn't made 4F so I never really knew the reason, still don't. Two weeks later they had the famouse "national lottery". The first third were on there way to Vietnam, the second were iffy, the third third were home free. I drew the third third.

Does anyone else remember the "national lottery?"

Jonathan said...

This brings to mind the recent speech a gay veteran made at one of the early Republican presidential debates (back when there were 7 or 8 candidates vying for the spot). He challenged the candidates to overturn "don't ask, don't tell" and respect the numerous gay veterans forced into the closet in order to serve their country. Most of the candidates (even Huckabee) acknowledged respect for the veteran's career, but refused to change their stance.

Maddog said...

WOW. It's a very moving photo. And an amazing statement.

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