ATS consists of a great bunch of people from all over the world.
This year, just about every one of us has been impacted by the Covid-19 crisis.
Some of us have been laid off, some have lost their jobs, and many are struggling to keep their small businesses afloat.
Then there are those who've gotten sick, or tragically lost a family member or friend to this virus.
As the Covid-19 crisis slowly improves throughout the US, many Americans have looked forward to this Memorial Day weekend.
It's a chance for many of them to be with family and friends, and to experience a sense of normalcy, after being forced to restrict their lifestyles,
in order to combat this virus.
For those of us in the United States, celebrating this Memorial Day weekend, I ask you all to be grateful for what you have: the love of your partner,
family and friends. I also ask you to be grateful for the men and women who serve our country.
Sadly, there seems to be a growing disconnect between the American people and our Military.
I get it...some Americans don't like that we get involved in too many conflicts around the world.
Well, IMO, you can thank our political leaders for that. They're elected to exercise good judgment on behalf of the American people, and have often
failed to do just that.
So, what can be done to eliminate this overlooked civilian-military divide? Here's a great idea:
“Together, we need to discuss who we are and what our wars mean to us. Those of us in uniform have a responsibility to listen to our fellow
citizens who may have different perspectives that we need to hear. For civilians, listen to the stories of our veterans. Instead of just saying
‘thank you for your service,’ try to understand what the experience of military service is like." -General Martin Dempsey
I hope that everyone enjoys this Memorial Day weekend with their loved ones. While you are preparing for your day, please take a moment to give thanks
to our veterans and military families, as well as our nation’s fallen heroes. Thanks.