At a local ceremony today honoring Veterans, I found myself somewhat upset because there weren’t many folks show up in support of the men who have served their country. I couldn’t believe that even though we are at war, very few are willing to sacrifice their lunch break to pay tribute to those we owe our very existence, freedom and standard of living.
Oh America, how quickly we forget events like 9/11 or the Fort Hood tragedy. Americans have rapidly developed an attitude of it’s “all about me”. If it doesn’t fit into my schedule, benefit my life, put money in my pocket or give me pleasure, then we’re not interested in wasting our time with it.
I really wonder if Veteran’s Day would even be observed locally if it weren’t for inactive veterans and retirees? Many of these men and women risked their lives for our liberty and freedom. Many of them are disabled and many have died for the belief in the inherent rights of all Americans.
Some may develop feelings of guilt after reading this, but not to worry, it will all be forgotten by morning. Tomorrow, we can start a new day to fulfill our purpose: make money, get ahead, plan our weekend and buy more toys. I sometimes wonder why God would bless America?