It truly amazes me how active duty has desensitized you "naysayers" (someone with an aggressively negative attitude) so much that a debate over the "dress code" has broken out. It's OK...I get it.
What Jim is doing is not about any of that! It's about the children and only the children. It's about them feeling safe when they walk in the doors of their school each and every day.
Just stop for a moment and imagine the deep seated fear that must have been embedded in their poor little, innocent heads after what took place in CT!
You naysayers should be ashamed of yourselves!
My father was in the military for life, and any time he wore his uniforms, green or blue, I felt safe when he wore them! I had no clue whether or not he was wearing the right socks, the right tee shirt or if his boots were shiny enough! It didn't matter.
One thing I do know is Jim is a man of God. He answered a call from God to go and put the children at ease. He earned the right to bust out that uniform and he would jump in front of a bullet to save any one of those children.
So please, get over yourselves. I would be embarrassed if I were you.
January 31, 2013 at 3:47 p.m.