Editorial: The greatest generation - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

opinion

Editorial: The greatest generation

(Source: WSFA 12) (Source: WSFA 12)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

I heard a great speech last Thursday by Tom Brokaw at the event held by Faulkner University. It was a first class event with who I found to be a first class speaker.

Anyone who knows anything about Mr. Brokaw would consider him a little left of center when it comes to politics. Anyone who knows me would consider me on the right side of center.  

I went into the event expecting to hear some great stories about his life and his passion, The Greatest Generation, but really not much more. Mr. Brokaw spoke at length and with great passion about his career and the generation of men and women that delivered this country through a World War and out of the great depression. As he pointed out all of the great accomplishments of this generation, a common theme started to emerge. It is a theme that this country, especially our elected officials, have gotten far away from.

Selflessness, the key to the greatest generation, was their ability to find common ground on which they could build relationships and get things accomplished. In this day and age of finding differences to keep us from accomplishing goals and actually congratulating elected officials for not compromising to get to a mutually beneficial resolution, it was good to get a history lesson from Mr. Brokaw.

When we decide to press our elected officials to find common ground, our state and our country might finally be worthy to carry on the legacy of that greatest generation. 

Copyright 2015 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.

  • EditorialsMore>>

  • Guest Editorial

    Guest Editorial: Congressional Health Care Plan

    Guest Editorial: Congressional Health Care Plan

    Thursday, July 20 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-07-20 17:32:12 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Pastor Ed Nettles of Freewill Missionary Baptist Church offers his opinion on American health care. 

    More >>

    Pastor Ed Nettles of Freewill Missionary Baptist Church offers his opinion on American health care. 

    More >>
  • Opinion

    Editorial: Risks of legalizing marijuana

    Editorial: Risks of legalizing marijuana

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-07-18 22:51:43 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    The subject of legalizing marijuana is more openly discussed these days, but I sense I will be long gone before our state ever passes such legislation.  

    More >>

    The subject of legalizing marijuana is more openly discussed these days, but I sense I will be long gone before our state ever passes such legislation.  

    More >>
  • Editorial

    Editorial: Thank you!

    Editorial: Thank you!

    Tuesday, November 15 2016 11:49 PM EST2016-11-16 04:49:40 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    I can’t begin to thank all the people in Montgomery who went out of their way to make an outsider feel at home. In only a year and a half we have made lifelong friends, friends who we would count on with our lives and our children’s lives. But it is the South, and that is what you do. 

    More >>

    I can’t begin to thank all the people in Montgomery who went out of their way to make an outsider feel at home. In only a year and a half we have made lifelong friends, friends who we would count on with our lives and our children’s lives. But it is the South, and that is what you do. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly