The Veterans’ Day Curmudgeon

I hope I’m not alone in saying this, but I think Veterans’ Day is a bunch of bullshit.

Not just because we already have Memorial Day, which is like Veterans’ Day with nice weather. No; rather, because I don’t want to thank every person who wears or who wore a uniform. 

If you fought in World War 2, I’m all for it. I’ll cheer and come to your parades, even honor you at a funeral. But Iraq? Afghanistan? Well, that’s more problematic. Soldiers who are fighting there are doing more damage to American interests than if they had stayed at home. 

Me, I think the country should mind its own business. That way, we have a whole lot fewer Veterans, and a lot less to mourn.


About Emmett

I am a 1st grade teacher who loves reading, writing, hiking, corresponding, learning languages, and lots of other stuff fit for a person with mild ADD. I am married to the wonderful Angela Estes and I have two fabulous daughters, Margaret and Emily.
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