Sunday, November 11, 2018

Veterans’ Day 2018: Why We Fight

The price of greatness is responsibility. – Sir Winston Churchill

There are scant words to adequately acknowledge the sacrifices made by the men and women who have served our country, especially in times of war, so let me simply say thank you.


Let us reflect on this 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the end of World War I, the sacrifice our armed forces have always made when called upon to protect and defend our country. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could make it through one day without some nitwit ranting about social justice and tweeting about male toxicity and the patriarchy? Wouldn’t it be great if just today we could all acknowledge that in times of threat America has always pulled together, men and women, black and white, service members and civilians, to fight against an evil far greater than gender pay equality?

DP-Willow-Run-B-24-Bomber-ProductionFord Motor Co.’s Willow Run Bomber plant, where Rosie the Riveter and many like her assembled B-24s  during WWII

Could we not all concede that fighting for the the right to choose your own “gender” from a 31 flavor panoply is not the moral equivalent of fighting for your right to exist?


There certainly are many Jews who – were they alive - might think that tyranny and genocide trump your cultural appropriation.

All I know is that I for one am eternally grateful to those who served as armed centurions at the gate throughout America’s history.

adamscenter_germanborder_captionAnd once you leave the American sector, there are wolves everywhere; that’s why we fight


"You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done."

NOTE: Due to it being the official Veterans’ Day today, I’ve pushed Thanksgiving Recipe Day to tomorrow, the day the government has chosen to celebrate the real Veterans’ Day.