Yes it does, and sometimes honor means sacrifice. Hang on a minute.
Yesterday, I received a call from someone I haven’t spoken to in 15 years. He was (still is) a really really good friend. Great guy who got caught up in some bad bad juju. Emphasis on “got caught”. It doesn’t matter what I believe. He is a good guy, and I will give him the shirt off my back. Always. Anytime. He is the type of person you want on your side. Killed people in Vietnam for us. Saved lives. Yes he did. Made sacrifices for you and me. Yes he did. A true Patriot…yes he is.
Fifteen years ago he had a wife and two children. Still does. They stood by him. Honor. Anyway, he was caught moving a LARGE quantity of rope. No violence at all, but the “people” decided they would make an example of him. He wouldn’t roll on his buddies, so they locked him up for 15 years. He never talked. Honor. Never talked, and he was punished for it. He never gave up, he stood by his guns and took the pain. The “people” wanted him to lie. He would’t do it. He was true to himself.
So, we talked for a little over three hours, and it was a good conversation. He realizes things have changed over the years, and he’ll have to ease back into it. I will still give him the shirt off my back, anytime.
All I can say is, if the chips are down, you definitely want him on your side.
He’s a great guy, and like I said…Honor comes in many flavors.