The real heroes just shrug such nonsense off, but the wounding must be there as I can recall an incident where I was returning from a trip to the ‘elephant’ and while approaching the TWA counter at San Francisco International was spat on three times. Thankfully I did restrain my anger, but remember feeling shame at wearing my country’s uniform and that feeling lasted for years! One of the reasons I volunteer with the USO-NC is to ensure that our heroes are treated as such and I really enjoy doing this.
So, I guess my point to all of this is to keep it real people! Honor those who have and are serving and when you hear the folks from Hollywood speaking of their ‘sacrifices’ to bring the public, give them the attention they are due…the sound of crickets and silence.
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