I noticed the new Damn Few video rags on the National Guard. Some local Guard infantry units did tours in Afghanistan and lost some men there. While I understand the sentiment re: professionalism / skills and NG who have never deployed, it's a bit too soon for ragging on them in my state. When you shed blood for my country, I don't really give a rat's ass how regular you are.
Certainly I have a different kind of respect for regular infantry and special ops. They deserve it. Even so, a militiaman who volunteers to pick up a rifle and go out to meet a lethal enemy deserves respect for his courage.
While it's true that the Revolution would have been lost without the regulars of the Continental Army, it seems strange to me that a nation that was born at Lexington and Concord cannot muster any respect for its current Minute Men.