As we write this, a ship carrying 2,000 U.S. Marines is on it way to Haiti to assist vicitms of the earthquake. America may be mired in conflicts that some deem questionable, but there is no mistaking that when disaster strikes, the world expects us to help, and we always do. The freedom to do the right thing is worth preserving, even if it’s not always clear how.
Photo taken at the Fort Devens, Devens, Massachusetts. Although most of the base has been converted to civilian use, it is still serves the Army and Marine Corps reserves.