At least 2,200 Marines from the II MEF (2nd Marine Expeditionary Force) stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC are preparing to depart for Haiti to assist in the rescue and recovery efforts following Tuesday’s earthquake. We are awaiting word from CLJ as to which units are going. Knowing the guys in our son’s Battalion, they will clamour for the chance to go, despite preparing for an imminent deployment (again) to the war zone.
It’s moments like these that we wish we could see the looks on the faces of the Code Pink/Berkeley crowd. They are likely watching the tragedy unfold on television in stunned silence. Those who denigrate our military and those who oppose allowing recruiters into high schools should hang their heads in shame at moments like these. (If it were up to us, the red carpet would be rolled out to military recruiters in every high school in America and students would be given a pass from Algebra class to meet with them.) Rather than chaining themselves to recruiting station doors like our liberal friends, the Few and the Proud are good to go.
What a gift it is to be in a position to help the people of Haiti. We could not be prouder of our country and of our Marines, soldiers, sailors, airmen, and guardsmen.