Find A Veteran and say Thanks

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY NOVEMBER 11, 2019

         TODAY IS VETERANS DAY. HOW MANY VETERANS DO YOU KNOW? ARE YOU ONE?

         FEWER PEOPLE KNOW ANYONE WHO HAS SERVED IN OUR ALL-VOLUNTEER MILITARY AND THAT’S TOO BAD. IT HAS BECOME A CLICHÉ, BUT NO LESS TRUE: FREEDOM ISN’T FREE. IT COSTS AND THE PRICE IS BLOOD AND WOUNDS THAT SOMETIMES NEVER HEAL.

         WE HONOR OUR VETERANS BECAUSE THEY ARE THE REASON WE CAN MAKE FREE CHOICES WITH OUR LIVES THAT FEW OTHERS ON EARTH CAN MAKE. THEY CAN’T MAKE THESE CHOICES UNDER DICTATORSHIPS. ONLY A FREE PEOPLE CAN PLAN THEIR LIVES AND CAREERS.

         MY VIEW IS THAT EVERYONE SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO PERFORM SOME KIND OF SERVICE THAT CONTRIBUTES TO THE NATION’S FREEDOM, WHETHER IN THE MILITARY, OR IN SOME OTHER CAPACITY. ISRAEL HAS MANDATORY MILITARY SERVICE. WE ENDED THE DRAFT DECADES AGO. SERVING THE COUNTRY AND OUR FELLOW AMERICANS SHOULD NOT BE SEEN AS A SACRIFICE OR A BURDEN, BUT A PRIVILEGE AND NECESSARY TO PRESERVE THE FREEDOMS HANDED DOWN TO US BY PREVIOUS GENERATIONS.

         HONOR A VETERAN TODAY, IF YOU CAN FIND ONE. IF YOU ARE ONE, THANK YOU FOR CONTRIBUTING TO MY FREEDOM. I’M CAL THOMAS.