The military is called to restore order and peace at times giving the ultimate sacrifice, their lives.
Some live with the trauma and scars to keep the enemy from our doorsteps. They should not be waiting for their Purple Hearts and yet they are.
And they volunteer to defend a divided and selfish nation. Why wouldn’t we thank them? Why wouldn’t we care for them? Why wouldn’t we give them the respect?
I served medical in the US Air Force keeping my service on the low for years, but no longer. I’m glad I served and sometimes think that more people should to learn the discipline and teamwork and honor to protect the US. I criticize my country because I know we can do better because we have done better. And we do it when we are together for the common good.