My Chance to vent

by Chance Reynolds

Patriots

What has happened to America today? Where are all the people cheering our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines, when they come home after their tours? When did it become unpopular to send them a care package or give them a parade? Why do some people in America today seem to almost loathe those who give up so much to serve their country?

I don't have the answers to these questions and I'm not sure that anyone does. It seems to me that there has been a constant effort not to support our troops for many years now, and if that's not true why aren't there more people praising the work they do. In the mainstream media if a serviceman or woman is accused of wrongdoing they are automatically at fault. What happened to innocent until proven guilty?

There have been mistakes made by people who have disgraced themselves and the uniform they wear, but they are in the minority. For the most part those who are Serving us around the globe are extraordinary individuals, who perform their jobs flawlessly. Those who wear the uniform of the United States give up so much of their lives to serve and defend our country and some people root for them to fail in any operation they undertake. Why?

It seems to me what the US lacks today, are patriots.

Patriots like a schoolteacher in Pennsylvania who organized students sending care packages to our soldiers. Not only does she do this, she is fighting cancer and has asked a friend to take over if she should lose.

Are Americans today so politically correct that we can't bring ourselves to support those who support US?

Or maybe many in this country just don't care what happens to them. I don't believe that; I believe that there are people out there doing all they can to help and that they just don't get the recognition they deserve. So carry on modern day Patriots, those who receive your kindness love you for it.

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