As we pause to celebrate the anniversary of our nation’s independence, it seems appropriate to consider the vital role played by the U.S. military in the creation of our nation and its transformation of our world.
We are not a militaristic nation, but we are a nation that is proud of its military. We are not a perfect. We have made mistakes. We have not always lived up to our noble ideals. It is important to remember what happened at Wounded Knee, My Lai, and Abu Ghraib. But it is also important to remember the amazing things that the military has done.