Why I Serve: Maj. Gen. A.C. Blalock
Now he’s the adjutant general of the Alabama National Guard and said military service is the basis of the freedoms in America.
“We won’t understand what bad times are in this country until we lose some of our freedoms,” Blalock said.
He settled in the National Guard because it good niche for him and he liked the Guard’s dual mission to the state and the nation when called upon.
Guard allows them military training and an opportunity to serve fellow citizens outside of war time.
For him, Veterans Day is about recognizing all veterans for their service, regardless of when and where they served.
“For everybody who serves there was somebody who came before us and somebody who comes after us,” Blalock said. “They all have that common bond of making sure that America remains what American was designed to be.”