"I watched in Dulles Airport as two soldiers went through security and noted the warmth and courtesy with which they are treated. Are we so out of touch with our Military in the UK that we cannot understand the sacrifices they make on our behalf? Is it because so few people in modern Britain have direct contact with the armed forces that there seems to be so little comprehension about what they actually do or is it part of a general decline in respect for any form of authority? Is it because we see too few servicemen and women in uniform nowadays?"
Yesterday I came across this Toby Keith video, The American Soldier:
Alongside Michael W Smith's There She Stands, that is one of the most patriotic and inspirational of YouTube videos.
PS General Petraeus has issued his letter to the troops. The text is on The Weekly Standard's website.