Today is Veteran's Day (November 11). Today is a time for reflection and to remember those who gave their lives in the service of others. This year, the pain of war is fresh as we remember the lives lost in Afghanistan only months ago. The battle has been brought home as we continue to fight for our children, our freedoms, our liberties, and our livelihoods. It appears the lion has fallen asleep, and the murder has entered the den where they feel free to attack the cubs. But I feel a change is near, a stirring of the wind, and I believe the sleeping lion, with a great roar, will awaken.
Today, I want to honor everyone who is in the battle. Nurses, doctors, teachers, parents, children, police, and fire, and the employers who are standing up against the injustices of this world. Every color, creed, religion, and gender are realizing that they are vulnerable to the whims of others. The protections that were in place have been removed and everyone must secure their own doors. They must stand ready because the battle approaches and the rumors of war are now ringing in our ears. I want to honor front line workers who took all the risk to treat those suffering from Covid-19, and who were called HEROES. I honor them today because they are still fighting the battle, but the enemy has changed. The more you are attacked, the more you must defend. The more you defend, the more you will be attacked. The shock is wearing off and the alarm has been sounded. You have found the warrior and said, “It is me!”
What do I see?