It seems we are reluctant this year to thank our veterans, to honor their service and sacrifice, to acknowledge those who returned wounded and maimed, lives changed forever. I think Ned sums it up here.
Driving to work this morning, talk radio stations were full of the continuing discussion and debate over the elections. Hosts grilled pollsters, questioned campaign strategists and analysts. Guests expressed their exuberance or dismay over the results. Prognosticators made predictions ranging from whimsy to woe.
As I listened, I noticed one topic that was missing from today’s discussion table:
Without the fundamental right we have as a Democracy to vote, there would be no election to discuss — and without the service and sacrifice of others in defense of our nation, there would be no Democracy to afford us that precious right to vote.
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