Quotes November 22, 2019

“I believe in post-traumatic growth,” Jones said. “That means you go through tough and difficult situations and on the back end through recovery, you learn strength.”
Joey Jones, USMC Retired
I’m not here because I’m a great soldier. I’m here because I served with great soldiers.”
Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta
Medal of Honor belongs to every man and woman who gives us the freedom today to be able to hold our flag and hold our heads up high and say we have the greatest country in the world. And that goes with the men and women in the past, and the men and women of today, and the men and women of the future. As long as Mike Thornton lives, that medal will always stand for all them. Not for me. Not for what I’ve done, but for what I was trained to do and what they have been trained to do to give us our freedom today.
Michael E. Thornton, Retired Navy SEAL
I’ve always felt that if I am deserving of the Medal of Honor, there are many, many others who are. I felt a little bad receiving it, so I received it on behalf of the fellows, because there’s no such thing as a single-handed war. There’s always a support group, and if you didn’t have people who supported you, you couldn’t fight a war.
Daniel Inouye, WWII US Army 42nd Infantry Regiment
“Our most important resource is our people. We have a responsibility to take care of our people, their families and the communities where we serve.”
Bob McMahon, retired United States Air Force major general, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment