Monday, November 24, 2014
Rest. Rebuild. Remember.
Sure, they got some things wrong; no one is perfect. I doubt my generation or my parents generation will ever be spoken of as the 'Greatest Generation' if I am so lucky to reach 95. Looking at events across the country tonight makes it seem even less likely.
I can recall his concern with a society that pits groups against each other. He would ask me about these commercials he saw where they mention that veterans get certain benefits in hiring process. He couldn't understand why a veteran should be given anymore benefit in hiring than a single mother. In his mind they should be treated fairly, and that meant treated the same. Perhaps that has been part of the price of our focus in recent decades on identity politics. We forget that while we are different, we are also the same.
Well, hopefully Tuesday will be better. Good luck friends.