Country has lost sight of what matters, reader says
To the Editor:
What has happened to my America? Our media has gone ballistic in reporting the death of an entertainer who wrote songs, sang them and then danced to them. Meanwhile brave men and woman on foreign soil stand in front of us protecting us from harm. Each liberty we enjoy has been fought for by brave warriors in our military. How often are they and their deeds in the news? While we live our lives watching our children play soccer, playing tennis ourselves, attend cultural events, shop our malls and rock our babies, these brave men and women stand in front of us, protecting us and giving us these opportunities. When did we become so apathetic to the job our military does for us? They raise their hands voluntarily to stand in front of us each day as we go about our lives. The pay is low. They postpone the chance to see their children play soccer, rock their babies etc. Many return from these foreign soils in a flag draped coffin. The flag they honor and fought under. When was the last time you thanked a military person or veteran? Sent a check to Wounded Warrior or other veteran organizations? Have you ever picked up the check for a soldier at a restaurant? Honor them. Upon their shoulders we stand.Thank you U.S. military and may God bless you.