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Farewell from the graduating Battalion staff of 2024
Farewell from the graduating Battalion staff of 2024
The BattalionMay 4, 2024

Lack of support heading into war disheartens soldiers

I am bothered by a few things that are happening at our University as well as in our country right now.
I will be commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy upon graduation of Texas A&M, and I look forward to serving a country that I love and respect with all of my heart.
What bothers me is seeing anti-war protests and anti-American values, though I am still willing to fight and defend the freedoms that people at A&M and others in America demonstrate.
What I do not appreciate is the lack of support that is shown for our troops that are being deployed overseas and those that are already there.
Whether you agree with the war or not, these troops are doing their job and in doing so, are protecting our lives and our freedoms.
I do not understand why some of the states in America are banning the pledge of allegiance in schools. If you feel so compelled to show disloyalty to our country, try going over to Iraq and burning their flag, and then see how long you might live over there.
Jake Baker
Class of 2006

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