I missed Veteran’s Day yesterday, but I did NOT forget!
I had stopped at the table where a lady from the VFW was selling Poppies (for remembrance and pins for support for those returning vets with Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome.
As I was giving the lady my money, she called out to a man (I will NOT refer to him as a gentleman—ever) and asked if he would like to purchase a poppy!
He replied in a nasty sneering way: ” I never support your F*%*&%# organization and I ain’t going to start now”!
Right at that moment my daughter called me on my cell phone, which (in hind-sight is probably a good thing) as I was ready to give him a good talking down too.
After he smugly walked on in I asked the lady if that happens a lot.
She replied: “Sadly, yes,”
What has this world come too? I am horribly embarrassed for that man and for those who think like this way.
People may not agree with the policies of the government, but the men and women who are there–in the fight — are putting their lives on the line.
And NO it isn’t just a job to them…it is a fight for US-you and me! Just ask any vet or any person in any branch of the service. They are foremost and first fighting for US, you and me, and YES for that pathetic man who was so incredibly rude.
In his 11th hour of need I wonder if anyone will be there for him?
I thank both my grandfathers, my uncle, my Daddy and my son for for care and belief in America and in freedom for all.