This day serves as our reminder that not everyone comes home…
I often wonder how those of “The Greatest Generation,” especially those who left this world prematurely because they sacrificed their lives so we could have the lives and lifestyles we have today, might view what we have done with their gift. I wonder what kinds of opinions they would hold about who we have become as a nation.
The most horrible thing I can imagine is that they might think their sacrifice was not worth it and that we have squandered the gift that they won for us.
All it took was about 10 minutes of watching the cable news channels for me to pick out five things that I think we need to change if we are to preserve the gift we received from them.
My five tenets to build a stronger nation:
- Less “me,” more “we”.
- Less interest in how rich our neighbors are and more gratitude for how rich our lives are.
- Less focus on the lives of celebrities and more on the celebration of life.
- Less focus on our individual differences and more on the different ways we are united.
- Less concern with what we can get for free and more concern with ensuring we remain free.
In order that we may never forget the price that was paid on our behalf by those who gave all they had, and all they would ever have, so we could remain free. Today I dedicate this photo to those who remain, forever young…