My name isn’t Kevin, but you could call me Kevin …as in from the TV Show Wonder Years …I’m the tail end of the Baby Boom. I turned 18 shortly after they cancelled the Draft and I didn’t volunteer. It was many years until any International conflicts and I was waay too old on 9/11. I however was present for what came after and witnessed first hand Veterans returning home, and in the 70s much of any grateful Welcome Home had been evaporated by the Social Divide of that time.
That makes this an important Day to reflect. What Price Division? The History of looking back on how returning Vietnam Vets were treated has become a National Shame. Having a life of personal interaction with Military Vets, I deeply sympathize with the burdens of returning from War, even if I never endured them. So more than just thanking you for your Service, allow me to thank you for any burdens you shoulder, your sacrifice, and the sacrifices of your Family and Loved ones …for all it took to serve America and make it back Home …for guarding that Democratic future we all envison …and the Right to decide what that means to each and every one. Thanks to generations of Veterans, I think we’ll work it out.
…but only the Living Celebrate and read Forum posts. I’ll transmit my Thanks to those Fallen over another platform.
Veteran’s Day …spill a little of that celebration on the ground