I want to take a moment to thank those men and women who have sacrificed their lives to grant us the freedoms we enjoy on a daily basis. They are not freedoms. Freedom would suggest that they had been granted at no cost.
Anyone who possesses the slightest knowledge of American history knows that these “freedoms” were only achieved through an immovable belief in human rights, and the courage to sacrifice everything for these rights.
Once upon a time, our Hollywood greats consisted of men and women who embodied American spirit and patriotism. By watching their films or listening to their music you could quickly get an idea of what it meant to be an American.
Many of our most iconic celebrities were veterans. These hero’s include Jimmy Hendrix, Oliver Stone, Betty White, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Elvis Presley, Chuck Norris, Pat Sajak, Hugh Hefner, Jonny Carson, Johnny Cash, Bea Arthur and many many more.
I truly believe that if “The Duke” (John Wayne) was hosting Saturday Night Live the night comedian Pete Davidson made fun of war hero Dan Crenshaw’s combat related injuries, he would have stood up, said ” Hey pilgrim, your gonna need a couple stitches.” and proceeded to kick his ass on live television.
Saturday Night Live should be thanking a soldier at the end of every show for providing them the freedom to openly criticize their government and make money doing so.
Thank you to all those who have served. Thank you for fighting for our freedom. Thank you for the years and months spent away from family and friend. Thank you for the missed holidays and hardships endured. Thank you for your courage.
Happy Veterans Day,