As Veterans, our oath did not end when our obligation to the military ended, it will end only when they lay us in the ground. The situation unfolding in Ukraine is a textbook example of this. The famous quote, "Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war" from act 3 scene 1 of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Is referring to Veterans. Veterans are the dogs of war, we have been there, done that, and most are willing to do it again.
The people of Ukraine and their Veterans were clearly underestimated. It only takes one Veteran, along with a bunch of determined people to create a force to be reckoned with as we are seeing in Ukraine right now. Having a trained Veteran can be quite inspiring as well to the forces they are training. Each little victory not only gives them more equipment and weapons but also gives them hope, strength, and courage.
Most of the free world wants to and is helping Ukraine with its struggle for independence and freedom. Even Switzerland, which has historically been neutral, is helping Ukraine. Videos of small victories that are being taken with smartphones are being posted as they happen. As in the story of David and Goliath, it's the story of a small but determined force defeating or fending off as in this instance, a larger one. At least this is the way it has been playing out so far.
It is quite inspiring to see the majority of the free world stand with Ukraine. Putin's cold war tactics will not work in today's world. People will not allow it, not when everyone has a smartphone to record events as they actually occur. Everyone does a small part, and when parts unite they make up a whole.