11/11/21 Veteran’s Day.
I am not a Veteran. This is not my Day. It is not a “day off”.
Will I remember whose Day it is and why we recognize Veteran’s Day?
Some would say the country is more divided than ever:
Majority vs Minority
Law vs Lawless
Rich vs Poor
Rural vs Urban
Democrat vs Republican
Conservative vs Liberal vs Progressive
Old vs Young
Pro-Choice vs. Pro-Life
Vaccinated vs Unvaccinated
Secularist vs Isolationist
Religion vs Religion vs Non-Religious
Immigrant vs Natural Born Citizen
The list could go on indefinitely, but what matters is the discussion, the debate, the choice. As Americans we have the UNIQUE ability to be ourselves, define who we are and express ourselves freely.
I take it for granted, you take it for granted. We get lost in the hustle of daily life and in the fight for what we believe that we forget millions have given up their choice, their youth and their life for the freedom that is America. The freedom that gives us the ability to have a choice.
Veterans did not give up their beliefs, but they did give up their freedom of choice. Veterans put American Freedoms above their individual freedoms and gave all for their country. Some make it home, some do not. 11/11/2021 is for those that made it home. It is their day. Remember that. So put aside what divides us, Thank a Veteran, your [our] freedom depended on them.