Afganistan isn’t on this old picture, but please note that those veterans are certainly included! I would like to take a moment to thank all those veterans who fought in the various wars and “police actions” for our freedom. Thank you for your service, and thank you to your families for allowing you to do that.
*Rant warning, if you might be offended, please do not read*
Patriotism seems to be dwindling among people in this country and I find it very sad that the pledge of allegiance isn’t said in many schools and some people don’t pay any respect to the flag when the pledge is said – what happened to respect? Why are our local governments opposed to showing patriotism (because it might offend someone?)? And many do not even know the national anthem. We should be proud of our Country, it allows us freedom to choose, freedom of religon, freedom to speak our minds and many other things. It does not guarentee us the previlege to be rich, only the freedom to pursue that, if that is what we want. It does not guarentee that we will not be offended – only that we have the right to voice our opinion. We are not all the same, some are smarter, some are braver, some are more sensitive, some are more pragmatic , some are more creative, but we all have something to contribute to making this country great. It would be very boring indeed if we were all the same, please note I’m not talking diversity in the way our goverment does, because we need to pull together instead of all the divisive attitudes we have today, if we don’t we will continue to be country in conflict and there is a scripture that says “….Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth” St Luke 11:17. There is much truth in that, even if you are not religious. If you don’t like this country, I urge you to find one that suits you so you can be happy, please DO NOT change mine, I like it the way it is.