Today, each one of us should ask ourselves a question. “Would we live as well as we do today if it were not for the brave men and women who fought to preserve this country?”
A large portion of our nation’s people weren’t born when the world fought two wars that created unimaginable suffering and loss. Time has obscured the fact that the world was given the choice of becoming a monolith where nothing but one set of thoughts and values would be tolerated. Conform or die. The brave veterans chose to risk death to oppose one system, one man rule. Their triumph was costly.
Reading history is different than living it. It’s a fact that a large ideological force would prefer that we forget the evils that thrust those wars on our country. It simply doesn’t fit their agenda. They’d prefer to rewrite history than learn from it. The eighty million plus human’s who died becomes a lesson unlearned. Today’s world is so close to the world in 1939 it is frightening to those who think.
Does is mean that every war we’ve fought was a “good one?” No. Regrettably there have been times we’ve miss used our military power. But the military people who fought, did their best to honor their duty. They did as commanded. One can find no fault in that. They deserve our respect-it is right that we honor them.
I have traveled to close to 100 countries. Some like the USSR no longer exist. We are not perfect, but by the sociological balance test, this is the best place I’ve seen to live. The great part of living here is if you don’t like what you see you’re free to try find enough others that agree with you and change it … or you are free to leave.
Thank you US soldiers, sailors, Marines, air force, and coast guard veterans. This day is for you. In reality, every day this country survives, should be.
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