From: Pam’s House Blend:
Lt. Dan Choi has released an official statement on his discharge from the military.
My Statement on DADT Discharge
This morning I received notification of my honorable discharge from the army under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” After 11 years since beginning my journey at West Point and after 17 months of serving openly as an infantry officer this is both an infuriating and painful announcement.
But my service continues. To all those veterans who have endured similar trials and injustices or prematurely ended their military service because of the unjust policy: our fight has only begun.
The true honor and dignity of service does not come from a piece of paper, a pension or paycheck, a rank or status; only an unflinching commitment to improve the lives of others can determine the nature of one’s service. From the first moment we put on our nation’s uniform and swore our solemn oath, we committed ourselves to fight for freedom and justice; to defend our constitution and put the needs of others before our own. This is not an oath that I intend to abandon. Doing so at such a time, or remaining silent when our family and community members are fired or punished for who they truly are would be an unequivocal moral dereliction that tarnishes the honor of the uniform and insults the meaning of America.
Lt. Dan Choi
We ALL need to THANK Dan Choi (and yes, Get Equal also Bill Browning because you are 100 percent wrong on your opinion of them) for his years of military service and for putting some heat under the White House, the Congress and yes, Gay Inc.
Thank you Dan Choi.
“Make us to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong, and never to be content with a half truth when the whole truth can be won.” – Cadet prayer United States Military Academy at West Point