If You’re Going to “Show Support” for the Military, Show it FOR ALL

On this Veteran’s Day, thought it would be appropriate to repost something that I wrote about earlier this year. EVERYONE who served in the military is a veteran…not just those who retired from service or, at the greatest extreme, gave the ultimate sacrifice. We should ALL be remembered.

Earl Burton

USMilitaryEmblemsWhen it comes to my service in the military, I am proud of it, but I don’t make a big deal out of it. My Honorable Discharge hangs proudly on my wall (thanks to my Mom, may she rest in peace, for keeping it all these years) and I have several photos that show me at different stages during my four years of service. I do fly the United States Marine Corps flag on military and some national holidays but, as previously stated, I usually don’t make a big deal of my veteran status. A situation recently has made me rethink this situation, however, because it seems that veterans still get short shrift in most arenas.

Recently I was flying back from a fantastic family trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina (something that I would encourage people to do at least once – it is a historic, beautiful…

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