I would like to announce the creation of a new site!
This new site will feature the same MN military-centered news and commentary, but also will branch out a little more...involve more people and discuss more topics.
There will be also available some of the old ZTMS posts that I particularly like.
The working title is 'More Perfect Union.' And is currently in the design stage. Check it out here.
If there are any ZTMS readers who may want to contribute, please contact me, and we can discuss what you would plan to bring to the table.
Thanks, and hope to all see you soon...
ZTMS is officially going into retirement.
The demands of my position in the MN-ARNG the last months have not left me anytime to write, and as a result, this blog has been neglected. I feel it's best to move on from here.
However, I would like to thank everyone for all the kind words, encouragement, and insight I have received in my time here.
I will be starting another site in the very near future, hopefully the help of a couple of other Soldiers who's opinions I have grown to respect a great deal. More on that very soon...
If you take anything from ZTMS please, let it be these names.
The above are all MNARNG 34th Infantry Division Soldiers/Minnesotans, who have died in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Remember them and their families always.
Also, remember the 36 other service members and 3 civilians from Minnesota who have given their lives in support of OIF.
St. Louis Park police officer Paul Reuben is still missing and unaccounted for in Iraq as well.
Remember all the above mentioned men.
No matter your political orientation, honor these men and honor their sacrifice.
If you cannot see past your political partisanship to remember these men as the Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, Sailors, and civilian patriots that they are...you truly have given in to the cynicism, selfishness, and callousness of the times we live in.
Please remember, we are all Americans. This is a nation of people not political parties; scholarly debate not protest slogans and bumper stickers; law not mobs; logic not emotion; real individuals not fashionable non-conformists.
Continue the mission!