Wow! Magazine by Joshua Pundit
Today is Memorial Day, a day when we honor men and women fallen in the service of their country.
Back when America was more of a piece, such a day was universal it what it meant. Oddly enough, the holiday itself started from division after the Civil War, a conflict over 600,000 Americans never returned from.
Southern women, putting flowers on the graves of their fallen also decided to decorate the graves of the fallen Union soldiers as well, and the custom spread across the Mason-Dixon line. From such a great, painful division came unity.
In America today, we are now in the midst of another great division. And increasingly, we lack the common bonds of our ancestors.
Let’s examine something.
At the present time, we have a volunteer military. What that means is that some young men in our society made a choice to restrict their own freedom and risk their lives to defend the rest of us.Increasingly, there is a socioeconomic and geographical divide between those whom chose to serve and those who don’t. In the past, most Americans knew someone who was serving or had served in our military…vets like Dad, your uncle or grandpa, somebody’s niece or nephew, the neighbors kid or perhaps your own. That’s no longer true[…]
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