A Soldier, a Sailor, an Airman, and a Marine got into an argument about which service was “The Best.” The arguing became so heated, that they eventually ended up killing each other. Soon thereafter, they found themselves at the Pearly Gates of Heaven. There they met St. Peter and decided that only he was the ultimate source of truth and honesty. They asked him, “St Peter, which branch of the American Armed Forces is the best?”
St. Peter instantly replies, “I can’t answer that. But, I will ask God what he thinks the next time I see him.”
Some time later the four saw St. Peter again. They reminded him of the question and asked if he was able to find the answer. Suddenly, a sparkling white dove landed on St. Peter’s shoulder. In the dove’s beak was a note with glistening gold dust.
St. Peter said to the four men, “Your answer from the Boss… Let’s see what he says.” St. Peter opened the note – trumpets blared, gold dust drifted into the air, harps played crescendos and St. Peter began to read it aloud to the four young men.
TO: SOLDIERS, SEAMEN, MARINES, AND AIRMEN
SUBJECT: Which Military Service is the Best?
Gentlemen, all the Branches of the Armed Services are “honorable and noble.” Each of you serves your country well and with distinction. Being a member of the American Armed Forces represents a special calling warranting special respect, tribute, and dedication. Be proud of that.
GOD CPO USN (Ret.)