December 18, 2010 2 Comments
Today, the Senate voted 65-31 to repeal the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.
Today, Congress finally listened to the heartfelt pleas of American troops.
Today, our military is a stronger force–no longer facing continuing decimation of the ranks, and no longer are a significant portion of troops vulnerable to blackmail.
Today, a significant portion of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corp can now stand proudly in uniform, whole and free.
Today, hundreds of families can now freely support their loved ones in uniform, and hundreds of troops can now be stronger for that support.
Today, America and her Armed Forces are now stronger, freer, and more united.
The journey doesn’t end here. It will be a long journey before the damage from Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is undone. The discharge process must be stopped, the way must be opened for those discharged under DADT to return, if they wish. But that’s all paperwork. The biggest hurdle is behind us.
Let’s take this day to celebrate. Victories come all too seldom. Let’s bask in it, before we return tomorrow to work.