Friday, May 17, 2013

Celebrating Armed Forces Day



By Terry Orr
USN Retired

Strong and Resilient
Prepared To Meet Any Challenge
For over 237 Years



"The heritage of freedom must be guarded as carefully in peace as it was in war. Faith, not suspicion, must be the key to our relationships. Sacrifice, not selfishness, must be the eternal price of liberty. Vigilance, not appeasement, is the byword of living freedoms. Our Armed Forces in 1950--protecting the peace, building for security with freedom--are "Teamed for Defense ..."

General Omar N. Bradley
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff


“Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall."

John Dickinson

"Close understanding between members of our Armed Forces and members of civilian communities is most important to preserve the high level of national readiness necessary for safeguarding the free world."

General Nathan F. Twining, 1959
Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

"...Word to the Nation: Guard zealously your right to serve in the Armed Forces, for without them, there will be no other rights to guard."

President John F. Kennedy, 1962



"Our servicemen and women shoulder the burden of defense as one of the responsibilities of citizenship in this free country. Having participated in protecting our rights and having met oppression on the battlegrounds of the world, they are able to appreciate and savor the blessings of citizenship in the country they serve."

The Honorable Melvin Laird, 1970
Former Secretary of Defense



”From time to time, the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.”

Thomas Jefferson


From all of us at KISBYTO - Thank You!
You remain in our hearts and daily prayers.

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