Today, I will share with you what I posted on my Facebook in commemoration of Memorial Day. I know many a veteran, my son Noah being one of them, and I feel the disconnect between their service and legislators’ respect of that service via deeds. There are always plenty platitudes about military service and what we own veterans when out amongst the masses, but not enough evidence of it the country’s budget and legislation. As the mother of a veteran and as a tax-paying citizen, I am tired of empty promises – to legislators I say, put your money where your mouth is or move and let someone else into your house or senate seat who will do the right thing.
“True patriotism isn’t cheap. It’s about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going.” ~ Robert Reich
I honor those who have served and died for their country and those who serve today. Let there be no mistake, freedom is not free. Support improved veteran services and funding for military personnel – let’s make support of veterans and military members an every day mission.
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