A Trail of Thoughts: On veterans and gratitude


Two-thousand, nineteen marks the 100th Anniversary of Veterans Day.

Such a milestone provides even more cause to be grateful for those who have served this nation and sacrificed so much for the freedoms that we enjoy as Americans.

It is also one of the most important reminders we have that freedom is not free. It often comes at a very high price. It is also a reminder that freedom is something worth fighting for and always will be.

Because of the sacrifices of our nation’s veterans, we can live in prosperity. In this day and age of being able to have McDonald’s delivered to your doorstep after having been ordered from a phone, we should not forget that worthwhile causes still require effort.

I find the high level of ingratitude that is seen in this country to be rather disturbing.

This nation has more than may other countries combined, and yet it is not enough for some! It is time to get back to the basics and be grateful for all that we already have.

Yes, there is most certainly a holiday dedicated to gratitude close at hand. However, the spirit of Thanksgiving should carry into every day of the year.

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