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The National Guard Channels Robert E. Lee

Posted By Old Virginia Blog
Date Saturday, 22 December 2018, at 7:00 a.m.
"I must side either with or against my section or country. I cannot raise my hand against my birthplace, my home, my children." ~ Robert E. Lee
I heard a recruitment ad for the National Guard yesterday morning on a local radio station. The announcer encouraged those interested in serving to sign up so they could serve and protect "family, community and country."

The ad lists the motivations for "serving"; listing one's love of family first. I don't think that was random or accidental. I was immediately reminded of Robert E. Lee's words; which express identical sentiments. 

What comes first, ones family or one's country?

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