This Memorial Day, please remember to thank the men & women who have fought for this country. The soldiers are the reason you can grill your hot dogs & wash them down with beer.
Some bellow, with profound arrogance & unbelievable stupidity (a prevalent combination today) “I’m American, get out of my country” “This is America, learn to speak English”. Those who shout the loudest are usually the biggest cowards. So proud of being American, but in such an ugly, harmful & hateful way. Its so easy to be mean & ugly. Its much harder to respect your fellow American- no matter what they look like.
Here is the thing, if you love your country so much, put on a uniform & fight for it.
These flags represent my children’s heritage. These are the countries their ancestors came from. Most of those people came to this country not knowing a word of English. I’m sure they were discriminated against, taken advantage of. These people went on to have children raised in America. And now every generation knowing less of the heroes that enabled them to be Americans in the first place. Perhaps people might think of their brave family members when they meet someone new to our country. And show them kindness.
but i doubt it.
Happy Memorial Day to all of America’s heroes.