A few Guardsmen agreed to talk to Fox News under the promise of anonymity.
“I can tell you I’m ashamed and embarrassed right now,” one Guardsman told Fox. ‘This isn’t the military I signed up for.”
In yet another nod to someone’s skewed idea of the First Amendment and political correctness, a Missouri National Guard armory was forced to decline an invitation to be honored by a local Baptist church youth group.
Under the theme, “God’s Rescue Squad,” the vacation Bible school of the Bible Baptist Church in Carthage, MO., planned to honor those who serve, with a different group scheduled for each day of the week, according to Fox News.
Local paramedics appeared on Monday, the fire department on Tuesday followed by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit on Wednesday.
But Thursday was a different matter. According to Fox:
That was the day when the church was supposed to honor the National Guard. They had invited troops from the nearby armory to drop by with one of their Humvees.