Army Tradition and Why It Matters in the 21st Century

This is a video recorded a couple of years ago that I wanted to share because I’m not sure how long it will be up on YouTube. One of the Army organizations my husband used to work for posted it and they could decide for any number of reasons to take it down at any time. So, here it is. Sort of fulfills that “Reflections of an Army Wife” part of my blog/book title, too! I do quote Thomas Merton at length in the video regarding tradition. Google his name if you are not familiar. A deeply faith-filled, spiritual man. And I like the way he thinks about a lot of things. His concept of tradition is different from mine in this instance, but it is still useful. The traditions of an organization must have meaning to survive. That’s the final lesson in both cases – Military and Church. Which I find endlessly fascinating. Will probably write more about that at another time!

This was made for instructional purposes. The movie clips are just examples and fun to watch. I make no money off of this. I couldn’t if I wanted to, but I never wanted to! I love our Army family. And felt I needed to make this as a ‘senior Spouse’ to give others some info and some context for the things we do. If you are not an Army or Military affiliated person, you may find portions of it interesting, too! Or just skip today’s entry. Have a blessed Friday of Easter Week! Almost through the Octave. See earlier in the week for info on that!

(Oh, and that poster is WWII era. My husband was a tanker; our son is one. Seemed appropriate on the ‘teaching’ level anyway. And I’m a fan of nostalgia.)

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