4th Of July…Is it taken for granted?

Fourth of July! Today is our 243rd birthday! I have a question while we celebrate the day. What does it mean to you?

I know this day means Freedom, yet so many take this for granted. What I’m going to say may upset some readers. Sacrifice is taken for granted by many. Who blindly walk past veterans in and out of uniform. At veterans organizations during Memorial Day, who ignore funding raising. Or while shopping. This is shameful, out of hundred or more people I will come into contact during that day or Veterans Day. It is less than one (1 in 100) hundred, who will acknowledge the veteran.

Only after 9/11/2001, did some people in the United States, answered the call to defend our country. It was only during that time period until around 2008. Did the citizens in this country acknowledge our SACRIFICE.

I Believe this “ignorance” is learned and passed from generation to generation. By some who cannot make the decision to serve our country. Yet some will act out in acts of violence during national holiday’s that are race related! Why?

Because I think those who are fearful of people of color or their language. Only know how react with violence. Why does this happen? I though this is the land of the free?

If you have a few minutes try reading the following words..”Preamble to the U.S. Declaration of Independence, 1776. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

About pleiku1970

My service at Pleiku, 1970 is significient because of the Cambodian Incursion. Close proximity to exit routes from the Ho Chi Minh Trail and the "Tri-Border area of Laos,Cambodia and Vietnam. This Air Force assignment was different than most, because of the isolation.
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