I Hate War

Hate War, But Please Don't Hate The Soldier
Hate War, But Please Don't Hate The Soldier

But I love the United States Marines.

Bob Parsons, Go Daddy Founder, put this short video together to honor all Veterans, on this day, Veterans Day.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. Jeff, believe it or not we prefer not to have to go to war.

    Yesterday was the Marine Corps’ 235th birthday. Jamie and I will attend the Commandant’s Birthday Ball in DC Saturday night. This will be my 31st Ball. This was also mine and Jamie’s first date in 1979. Can you believe how fast it has gone?

    This week Marines around the world (including the farthest reaches of Afghanistan) will share a birthday cake. The oldest Marine present gets the first bite and then he passes it to the youngest Marine present. This symbolizes passing on the knowledge and traditions of the Corps. It is also a day where we reflect on and honor those who are no longer with us.

    Yesterday a friend of mine (LtGen in the Corps) found out his son (2nd Lt) was killed in Afghanistan while leading his Marines against the Taliban.

    Freedom isn’t Free

  2. Skip, I completely understand a Marine does not want to go to war.
    Congratulations on your 31st Ball. How cool you took Jamie there for your first date.
    So very sorry to hear about your LtGen friend’s son.
    Such sad news form yesterday.
    Heartfelt prayers and deep, deep gratitude for the sacrifice his son was willing to make, and ultimately, did make.
    Few can imagine the cost of freedom.
    There isn’t a Marine alive who doesn’t understand this.

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