Written by Jerry Riley
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 00:00
With the government shutdown, the publicity surrounding the Honor Flight Veterans removing the barricades for those who had journeyed to Washington, specifically to see the Military Service monuments, got me to thinking about the process the Woodford County Board has recently taken to improve the Veteran’s Administration Office in the courthouse. The new office provides for a more private waiting area off the main hall.
This office assists veterans in securing help and assistance for those who fought to protect our country. Our elected board members see the need for Woodford County to maintain this local office and supporting the veterans who served this country.
I wonder how many people really stop to think about the people who have sacrificed their lives so that we can enjoy ours? How many families are, and have been, affected? Not only the physical injuries, that may be visible, but the invisibly mental changes that may exist.
Over the past many years the civil war, the Holocaust, all the black eyes of our history seem to be getting lost, someone is changing history. How soon will this omission include the veterans’ and their contributions and sacrifices? Indeed, what a revoltin’ development this is!
If we forget the unpleasant aspects of our own history and if we deprive young people from learning our dark history, are we also denying them the chance to learn from our mistakes?
Jerry Riley comments for the News Bulletin. He is a retired telecommunications supervisor.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 October 2013 13:37