The sisterhood reminds us

Published: Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 10:38 AM.

When Semper Fi Sisters needed the names and addresses for all those soldiers who will receive “Boxes of Love” that is the organization Semper Fi turned too.

This year, Semper Fi Sisters is being recognized by Soldiers’ Angels as a full-fledged partner, a fairly prestigious honor for a group with largely humble beginnings in Gulf County.

And maybe that Sisterhood provides a reminder for a community of the broader picture at a time when it is sorely needed.

Because you could make the argument that we too often have struggled this year with the tunnel vision in Gulf County, though the county is hardly alone.

But in the all the noise from a tough economy and a brutal election season we forget why, as Gunnerson said, there are young men and women overseas fighting and dying.

To protect a democracy more than 203 years in existence, the longest-running government of its kind on earth, to protect the rights of every citizen – each and every citizen – to enjoy freedom of speech, no matter how unnerving to others, that our Founding Fathers believed essential.

They are in harm’s way to protect the right, nay the responsibility, of all citizens to question government, to be engaged in government, to participate in government, no matter the political viewpoint.

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