First off, Happy Independence Day to all of the Townhall readers out there. I know many of you, like me, spend the holiday with friends and family enjoying apple pie and fireworks. This is also a time for us to celebrate the bravery of our men and women in the Armed Forces, and their courage to keep us free. My wife introduced me to this new campaign to show our support for the troops. It’s very easy, but meaningful at the same time.
It’s shocking how many times I have approached a soldier to thank him, and to see that he is embarrassed by it. I’m sure most of it is due to their humble nature, but I can’t stop thinking that in this day and age, when cynicism and indifference seem to be laudable character traits, that maybe they’re just not used to the positive attention. Either way, it’s best to shake their hand and give them a sincere “thank you” but this is a terrific gesture just the same.
Have a happy, and safe Independence Day.