IT’S “OORAH” in the Marines, “Hooyah” in the Navy, and “Hooah” in both the Army and the Air Force.
Translating it for the church lady, it means something close to “Amen!”
Translating it for folks who aren’t into religion, it’s more like, “H*** yeah!”
Please pardon that earthy paraphrase, but I believe it does express the style of hard-stomping energy intended in this grunt from the gut.
The two-syllable word is how military folks often acknowledge one another, especially when the pressure is on. It can be the last word spoken before they go into battle.
So “Hooah to the Lord of Earth Day.” Or any other term of respect you’d like to direct at the Lord.
But there’s a problem with Earth Day
I don’t think we humans have been good stewards of the earth during my generation.
Instead of counting the reasons how and why we blew it, let’s try approaching it the other way. How about we remind ourselves of the artistry that brought this world to life?
Creation’s Artist is worthy of respect, if creation is any measure of worth. So is the art.
Here’s a collection of videos I shot recently, from Northern Ohio to Missouri’s Ozarks in the Southland.
It’s a tribute to Creation’s Artist, who does masterful work.