Sorry to be such a downer today, but when Veteran Brian Kolfage writes something – I pay attention..
Brian was wounded in battle and although he is a triple-amputee as a result of his service, it’s never held him back. Not in action and damn sure not in words.
I’m extremely disgusted with what Americans have turned Memorial Day into.
It’s now just another ‘holiday’ to profit and sell things. It is a day where we should honor the dead who died defending our freedom, instead we have turned it into a full-blown shopping bonanza that mimics Black Friday.
Is this really how our veterans would have wanted it? TV commercials blasting sales of their products, vaguely and usually never mentioning anything to do with our veterans who died, all to push products and profits up? Are we this greedy?
How and why are we allowing this huge injustice and slap across the face of every veteran who laid down their lives to even happen?
Think about it. Turn your TV on and listen to the messages that is being told. It’s all to sell crap that doesn’t benefit any Gold Star family, veterans, and doesn’t raise awareness for the main problems that these groups face today.
Instead of using this ‘holiday’ to raise awareness and help other veterans, we have all allowed it to go down the drain and straight into the dumpster.
Veterans are committing suicides at a rate of 22 deaths per day. And there are roughly 5000 children who will go to sleep tonight without their parent because they were killed in war. Let’s tell their struggles and help them.
Thanks for your service Brian and happy Memorial Day from one patriot to another.