The Role of the American Soldier: A short, patriotic essay about the role of the common American soldier in today's world.

Essay by rocker73 February 2004

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We live in a very conflicted world today. Billions of people live in poverty, and war is a reality for everyone. However, there is still hope for freedom and a decent quality of life for all people. The American soldiers are the people responsible for protecting and promoting these ideals. While they don't make the executive military decisions, it's their loyalty and dedication towards spreading and protecting democracy and freedom that gives them the ability to do their job exceedingly well.

One of the first things that make the American soldiers so good at their jobs is their belief in America. Soldiers are some of the most patriotic Americans because they believe so strongly in American ideals. I think that becoming a soldier and fighting for your country truly allows you to fully comprehend what your country is all about. American soldiers understand and believe in America, and this drives them to do their job and if necessary, die for their country.

The United States of America is the world's leading superpower, so why should we care about the rest of the world? It is because we have a moral obligation to not only protect ourselves, but to help protect innocent people around the globe from evil and tyranny. It is the responsibility of the American soldiers to fight for justice and to keep evil from harming our world. Overall, they are fighting to keep peace, whether it's defending an attack or eliminating a threat.

In 2003, the staff of Time Magazine did something that they had never done before. They didn't give the 'Person of The Year' award to a single individual, but instead to a whole group of people, the common American soldiers. I understand why they made that decision. The American soldiers are dedicated to protecting America...