Remembrance is fine as far as it goes. But if we really want to honor those who served, and those who have died serving, we would end this godforsaken occupation of Iraq, deploy more diplomats than soldiers in Afghanistan, and reform health care so that our veterans have the best care for traumatic brain injuries, PTSD and other disorders available when they return.
Honoring those who serve and served and died means an end to the self-serving political grandstanding and getting some real, meaningful, honest work done.
They have my gratitude. Now they need our attitudes, attitudes of cooperation and good-faith reforms.
- home in the sky
- real time