How we treat our veterans says a lot about what we value as a Nation. Regardless of political party or religious affiliation, no one can doubt that we love the blessings of liberty. We live in the freest Country the world has ever known.
To continue enjoying our shared values, we must protect ourselves. That is why having a well supported military capability is a core function of government. I’m so glad I live in this Country where most people understand this.
On Saturday, I took my dad on an Honor Flight. He’s a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. Thank you for all of you who sent him congratulatory letters. Every act makes a difference!
We left St. Louis, flew to Washington DC, saw the war memorial monuments and returned home all in one day.
If you want to feel encouraged about the future of our Country, look to the past and study the greatness, heroism and hand of God that protected us this far.
When we got to the Iwo Jima Memorial, dozens of people were there to honor my father. One lady walked up to him—a total stranger—and shared with us that there are six men in the monument. That would equal twelve hands, but there are thirteen hands in the statue. One of the hands is the hand of God.
You can tell from the pictures that it was very rainy, but a few family members joined us for some of the moments at the monuments and that brought even more sunshine—regardless of the weather!
This is the welcome home moment. It was truly heartwarming to know so many people still care about our Country. Hundreds of people came out to thank those who sacrificed to make it possible for us to enjoy the freedom we know today!
What do you suggest we do to honor our veterans?
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A LITTLE BIT OF HUMOR
I suggest we honor our veterans by bringing them home. And then we might treat them with dignity and care for the damage that was done to them while in the service.
The Department of Defense was more accurately labeled (before the propaganda move) as the Department of War. All of this military intervention around the world is not designed to make anyone more safe.
So many things are misrepresented. Our people in the armed forces are not making us safer.
We’re just making more enemies around the world with all of our military spending, which is totally out of control and unsustainable anyway.
I cannot think of a BETTER way to honor them than with this HONOR FLIGHT PROGRAM. They feel important and this is the very best way to honor them by letting them go see the monuments the were created on their behalf. IT’S A FABULOUS WAY TO SAY THANK YOU….
I thank him for his service…twice!
I visited Arlington several years ago, and was struck by how impressively large that Iwo Jima statue is…photos do not do it justice…it is awe inspiring.
The best thing we can do–other than improve VA Medical–is to make sure an operative with foreign values and disdain for America loses a presidential election
Take care of those wounded and suffering mentally and spiritually
while serving their country.