I’ve never even considered enlisting, not because I don’t think it’s noble, nor because I don’t feel that this country is worth fighting for, it’s simply that I have a deep distaste for the abuse of power.
Today though, and not just today, but in general, I would like to thank all the young men and women who have served over the years. I cannot imagine what it would feel like to give purge comforts of your home to put your life in harms way on a daily basis. This was the case in World War II and in Vietnam, back when being a soldier meant nothing or was looked down on by us civilians.
Now that’s something that must even be worse than war, coming home to no job, to being judged by others who in many cases haven’t ever even left their neighborhood and cannot imagine what you’ve experienced. Having the pressure of acting “normal” when your life has been anything but. I’m glad the service people of today have some resources to help them acclimate back to civilian life, but we have so far to go. Veterans’ services are still lacking, and I love this post about 7 things that would help Veterans more than a holiday , you should check it out, because as I heard someone say, if there was still a draft system in the US, people would be in an uproar over the lack of services Veterans receive, and I whole heartedly believe that.
So, thank you to everyone who has ever served, including my husband who as you can see was like many, just a kid, and let’s make some noise throughout the year because these kids deserve better!