"I must side either with or against my section or country. I cannot raise my hand against my birthplace, my home, my children." ~ Robert E. LeeI heard a recruitment ad for the National Guard yesterday morning on a local radio station. The announcer encouraged those interested in serving to sign up so they could serve and protect "family, community and country."
The ad lists the motivations for "serving"; listing one's love of family first. I don't think that was random or accidental. I was immediately reminded of Robert E. Lee's words; which express identical sentiments.
What comes first, ones family or one's country?