the Grey-Haired Brigade… the ‘older generation’…retired, or getting ready to retire. Some have been retired for some time. We might walk a little slower and our eyes and hearing may not be what they once were.
We have worked hard, raised our children, worshipped our God and grown old together. Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill, and that might be true. But before writing us off completely, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration.
In school we studied English, history, math, and science which enabled us to lead America into the technological age, gave us the ability to think and to have common sense. And ‘thinking’ and ‘common sense’ aren’t that common any longer…
Some of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience. We remember the days of telephone party-lines, 25 cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes. For those of you who don’t know what an icebox is, today, they are electric and referred to as refrigerators. A few of us even remember when cars were started with a crank. Yes, we lived in those days.
We are probably considered old fashioned and out-dated by many. Our old fashioned values and morals seem to be looked down upon today by some. But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off.
We won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam . We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so.
We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield. We didn’t fight for the Socialist States of America , we fought for the “Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.” We wore different uniforms, but carried the same flag. We know the words to the Star Spangled Banner, America , and America the Beautiful by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks while we sing.
We know and appreciate what America stands for and what it took to make her and to keep her what she is.
We have lived what many of you have only read about in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America.
Yes, we might be older than you and some are very old and slow these days, but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us.
We have loved this country, fought for it, and died for it, and now we are going to save it.
It is our country and nobody is going to take it away from us. We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep.
There are those who want to destroy this land, we love, but like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.
It was the youth of this nation, who elected Obama and the Democratic Congress. You fell for the “Hope and Change” which in reality was nothing, but “Hype and Lies.” Now, you have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don’t like it after all. It will stifle your life, success, take away choices, and rule over everything that you do, or try to do. In essence, all hope will be gone.
You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in careers, the newest gadget, fashion, reality TV, or “Climbing the Social Ladder” to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting.
Many of those who fell for the “Great Lie” in 2008 are now having buyer’s remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn’t have sense enough to see through the lies, and instead, drank the ‘Cool-Aid.’ Now, you’re paying the price and complaining about it and will continue to do so. As nothing has changed… but for the worse.
No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, and less freedom. This is what you voted for and this is what you got. We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it for a paycheck, a fancy house and empty promises.
Well, don’t worry youngsters, the Grey Haired Brigade is here, and in 2012 we are going to take back our nation. We may drive a little slower than you would like, because we know how devastating an accident can be, but we get where we’re going, and in 2012 we’re going to the polls by the millions.
This land does not belong to the man in the White House, nor to the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. It belongs to “We the People” and “We the People” plan to reclaim our land and our freedom. We don’t need a President who lectures us when he can’t lead, doesn’t know what to do and is backed by those out to change and destroy the greatness of what America is. We need a President who knows how to lead, is a true American, understands our values and what makes us great.
We ‘hope’ this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to the next generations. So, the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance. Stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our country, and thank God for the old geezers of the “Grey-Haired Brigade.”
~Author, unknown, a Grey-Haired Brigade Member… with a bit of editing by Ann…
God Bless and Protect America!!!