Marine Pride

This came from a Marine’s wife.

I sat, as did millions of
Other Americans, and watched as the government
Underwent a peaceful transition
Of power a few months ago. At first, I felt a swell
Of pride and patriotism while
Barack Obama took his Oath of office.

However, all that pride
Quickly vanished as I later watched 21 Marines,
In full dress uniform with rifles,
Fire a 21-gun salute to the President. It was then
That I realized how far
America ‘s Military had deteriorated.

Everyone of them missed.

-from RK