Veterans Day 2017
Since the 60’s on the me generation has gradually rebuilt American culture to take from others, avoid personal responsibility, and pursue self-gratification without duty.
But through it all has shone a bright spot.
America's veterans. Those who stepped up to protect and defend others. Those who gave the best years of their lives not living the good life at the mall or raking in the benefits taken from others, but raising families on meager military salaries in hard circumstances not of their own making, in order to protect others.
An example to all. They were always therefore America.
Keeping the dark forces at bay. All American’s should follow their example. The character of America’s veterans, servicemen, and servicewomen has been a constant through all the social flux. They sign-up to do good for others. And when they muster out they are often found continuing to do good for others.
Their hand is not out, except to help you up.
To do good. To build up. To better. To improve. To make.
You don't have to be brave enough to offer your hand. But when you're standing in line and see someone wearing something that shows they’re a veteran, you can easily look at them and simply say “thank you for protecting me and my family.”
It's the right thing to do. A step in the right direction. To acknowledge their hard work on your behalf.
To show them you were worthy of their efforts.