There’s a large missing element in today’s culture, and that’s honor.
It’s so easy today to be dismissive towards someone you don’t agree with, even if that person is further along in life than you. This is extremely evident when it comes to honoring our military veterans.
Our soldiers don’t choose which wars they go fight. They do choose however to defend this country. It’s fairly evident that congressmen and senators get our country involved in conflicts to line their own pockets, but that doesn’t negate the service our military gives. If we didn’t have the strongest military in the world America would be subject to the same level of insanity that’s happening in Sweden right now.
What Trump gets right consistently is honor and respect. When he says he puts America first, he means that. What would America be without its armed forces?
President Trump is currently on a 14 day tour of East-Asia, and on Saturday he delivered one of his greatest speeches ever in Da Nang, Vietnam, backed by several veterans who were proud to stand behind their Commander in Chief.
“I’m very honored to be representing our country, and I will say that, when you speak of honors, one of my great honors is to present the people standing right behind me — great, great warriors and veterans of the Vietnam War. Our veterans are a national treasure, and I thank them all for their service, sacrifice, and patriotism.
President Trump added,
My administration, as you all know, is committed to rebuilding our military and honoring the hard work and sacrifices of all veterans. We’re extremely proud of what we’ve done with the Veterans Administration. Dr. Shulkin has done an amazing job with choice and accountability and so many other things that we are doing and in the process of doing. The Veterans Administration is a whole different place.
President Trump then signed a proclamation honoring the veterans of the Vietnam war. The veterans of the Vietnam were vilified more than veterans of any other American war. Trump’s proclamation announces March 29th as National Vietnam War Veterans Day, a small piece of the equation to begin to right the travesty of how these vets and others were failed by their government in the ensuing decades,
To ensure the sacrifices of the 9 million heroes who served during this difficult chapter of our country’s history are remembered for generations to come, I signed into law the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017, designating March 29 of each year as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Throughout this Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, and every March 29 thereafter, we will honor all those who answered our Nation’s call to duty. We vow to never again confuse personal disapproval of war with prejudice against those who honorably wear the uniform of our Armed Forces. With conviction, our Nation pledges our enduring respect, our continuing care, and our everlasting commitment to all Vietnam veterans.
The veterans that stood with President Trump were deeply moved, even to the point of hugging the President. This is saying a lot that Trump even allowed it. President Trump infamously does not like physical contact in public settings.
One small step in making America great again is in honoring the men and women who have fought and died for our country.