If you’re an enemy that is trying to harm this flag that I will forever defend the most dangerous place in the world for you is at the end of my weapon. For I will defend and avenge this flag till my dying breath because to you its just a flag but to me it stands for home, family, love, friends, hope, and freedom. To me all of that is worth dying for.

Warrior Wednesday: A U.S. Marine with Bravo Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, provides security during a patrol of the local area in Southern Trek Nawa, Afghanistan, August 9, 2010. The Marines and sailors of B Company are currently conducting counter insurgency operations in support of the International Security Assistance Force.