Another Memorial Day is here although under somewhat strange circumstances. I hope your loved ones and you are safe and healthy.
Thankfully, some things become clearer with aging. Maybe it’s because we start to realize our own mortality and vulnerability. You begin to appreciate more the sacrifice and courage of others. When I was younger, I was caught up in the grandeur and successes of our military prowess as a Nation. From a young upstart country that defeated the world’s most capable military machine to a world superpower that ultimately won the Cold War, we seemed to skate across history effortlessly as the rightful steward of freedom and democracy. In my youth, I watched hundreds of war movies knowing the outcome beforehand just to watch us win. My parent’s generation preferred […]