One Good Thing about today being a day of Remembrance is the realization of how incredibly blessed we are to live in this country.
We have the right to disagree, to be indifferent, to vote, to protest, to buy stupid things, watch salacious movies, investigative films, mindless comedies. We have the right to drive. To cut our hair. To wear hats or not according to personal preference or fashion dictates.
We have the right to eat junk food, to buy locally, to support alternative fuel options, to drive gas-guzzlers. We have the right to experiment or remain entrenched in dogmatic practice. We have the right to worship God or the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
We have the right to our beliefs, to our practices, to our excessive, decadent, selfish way of life.
We have the right to be oblivious to all of the men and women who GAVE THEIR LIVES so that ours could continue in a manner to which we had grown accustomed or envisioned as our future.
It is a very good thing to realize, be grateful, and thank veterans and their families, for all of those things and so much more.
Thank you. I wear my poppy in pride and gratitude for this life you have enabled me to live.