22 December 2018

The National Guard Channels Robert E. Lee

"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. Lee
I 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?

2 comments:

jessie sanford said...

God, family, State, country.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Right Jesse I understand your point, but in Lee's case, those were not the choices he was presented with. There were sincere men on both sides who believed they WERE serving God.