This years observance should hold special meaning…the country and the system that governs it remains intact, it has worked once again and we have freely elected a new government.
The people had a choice and they chose…and that ability to choose if what our veterans have fought and died to protect.
The republic is still intact and we should be grateful that this is so.
Now, I think we made an awful, terrible, no good at all, choice.
Please note that I said ‘we” even though I did not vote for him.
I say “we” because for us to remain one “United States” we have to respect our process and the votes of those who elected the new President.
We have to stop imputing the worst of motives and vilest of character to each other for the choice that was made.
It would be helpful if we stopped mocking and demeaning each other on social media.
We need to learn to talk to each other as brethren again…veterans cannot save us from ourselves.
I have grave concerns about the future now, but at least the mechanism for change in this country remains intact.
We salute our veterans today for that fact.
My real hope is in my King and in a kingdom that cannot be shaken…may I represent Him well in my time of exile here.
May you do the same.
Make your own application…