On graduation, giving up his Ivy-league path to higher education, Simon went to the Naval Academy. And now, as a young officer and far away from his home in USA, he stood guard to protect the security of many small countries along the banks of the Mediterranean Sea as a part of his own country’s commitment to international security. But his own country just had gone through a divisive political upheaval to elect its new President. As he watched the news earlier in the day, the country appeared to be splintered right in the political middle. “Which side am I serving then?” pondered Simon.
Then, he remembered it was Veterans Day back home and the entire country was paying its respect to its veterans. Simon looked at the mystic moon, a little high in the sky now and reminded himself “Go forth to serve” adding a few more words “To the entire nation”.