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It feels like on so many levels, we, as a society, have failed our war veterans. Sure, there are days when we remember them, like Memorial Day and Independence Day, but for the rest of the year, we go about our daily lives not giving a second thought to what they’ve done and what we’re able to do because of them.
Today’s generation just seems ambivalent to so many things, including war veterans. Countless of those who’ve served in tours over the decades are now living in hardship with scars, both physically and mentally, sustained from the horrifying experiences of the war. Combine that with the fact that many of these veterans have served in more than a single tour, and you’ll know that they deserve way more respect than what society gives them.
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So many of these men and women who’ve fought for our country could’ve just stayed at home with their families and take up regular jobs. But no. They chose to spend their days in places with imminent danger, patrolling areas with hostile forces around, just so every American, not just their own families, can live in peace.
There are ways to show our appreciation for what war veterans have done, and they won’t even take a lot of time and effort. Spare some time to talk to them, and maybe you’ll learn a thing or two about history.
Hi! I'm John Eilermann. I love reading about World War II since I was young. Follow me on Twitter to learn more about me and the things I’m passionate about.