Today is Veteran’s Day in USA, where I live. Veteran’s Day comes with a lot of mixed feelings. My country has fought against other nations, and sometimes that has come with scrutiny. I wish to believe that nobody likes war. They just want things their way, and sometimes it causes huge conflict. Sometimes the conflict comes with the huge cost of human lives. For the cost, we should all be sorry.
Before you neglect to honor and be thankful for those people who have served to uphold your standards and battled for your benefit, be reminded that without veterans we would live in a far more frightening world. That world would include slavery of many people worldwide, killing of entire races, unchecked religious persecution, and tolerance of things that only the vilest individuals could imagine.
If we had a perfect world, there would be no need for warriors or fighting. This is a great goal to live for and work toward. In the meantime, we have veterans. So, regardless how you have benefited from the hard work and security granted by those who have put their dedication into action and laid their lives on the line for you, I hope that you will take a moment to give compassion and honor to those many men and women who care enough about you to give everything.
They are working for you right now.
If you would like to honor a veteran, I welcome your comments here. I will share your comments with soldiers working hard today and let them know we appreciate them.