Thursday, January 26, 2006

Cheers to Prince Harry, the New Black Prince!

Yesterday it was confirmed that after several years of talk, Prince Harry would join the Blues and Royal regiment. For some time now Prince Harry has said he would like to serve with other troops no matter how risky the operation. Can you say Iraq?

I say, good for Prince Harry! As a fan of history, his move reminds me of the old days when Kings and Princes rode the front lines giving their men the moral they needed to win the day. What fan of the Middle Ages could forget the impact of men like Edward the Black Prince, son of King Edward III, who led England at the ripe age of 16 to victories over the French at the famous battle of Poitiers and his capture of the French King, John the Good.

There has always been something special when those with position of power, who have more to loose then gain, decide to put themselves in harms way for God and country. What would our nation be like today had George Washington decided not to roam the front lines during the Revolutionary War?

Prince Harry, hats off to you!

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