Military service is a calling, a family legacy, a path to an education, and much more to many different people. These are people who come from all walks of life and volunteer to serve their country. A service that claims lives, sometimes for policies they may not agree with. But they serve with honor and pride for a country they believe in. A country, that if it’s not filled with opportunities for everyone, is filled with hope.
As I hear about the 99% and watch reports about the ‘occupy’ movement with people for and against what they stand for, I know of one thing we can agree on: This is a nation of hope. A belief that we can make things better for ourselves and those that come after us runs strong here. Hope that ourselves and our country will have a positive impact on the world.
At least that’s what I hope we all have in common.
This is a photo from the Vietnam Travelling Wall. It is an organization that brings the Vietnam War Memorial to people around the United States.