HONORING THOSE WHO SERVED

1. It’s Wednesday, November 11, 2015

2. It’s Veteran’s Day. Remember those who have defended the United States in times of crisis.

3. The New York Times has a story this morning about the lack of corporate support for the Korean War Memorial, one of the most striking memorials on the Mall in Washington. While Korean companies are willing to put up funds to help maintain this terrific tribute to those who fought, American companies can’t be bothered.

That’s one of the things about Veteran’s Day. There are those who love to give lip service to the idea of supporting veterans. But as for actually doing something – especially for those who fought in wars that proved unpopular, such as Korea, Vietnam and Iraq – that’s another matter.

I did not serve in the military, and I make no apologies for that. But I do have immense respect for those who did, and I believe we owe them dignity and an effort to do our best to treat our fellow Americans in a way that makes their sacrifice worthwhile. And to understand that their sacrifice was real, powerful and patriotic, even if the cause was muddied at best.

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