Letter to the Editor

Military keeps its word, defends us

Thursday, February 16, 2006

To the editor:

Military choice: I met a woman last Saturday who was just as confused as the person who said many of those going to Iraq did not volunteer as they have full-time families and jobs here in the United States. When you join the military you swear to defend our nation from all enemies both foreign and domestic. She seemed not to understand the words "volunteer" and "oath" or the concept of personal integrity. Thank God we are still producing men and women who are keeping their word and defending us in this complicated war.

BOB LUCAS, Cape Girardeau