Editorial: Did you forget Veterans Day? - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Opinion

Editorial: Did you forget Veterans Day?

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

The aftermath of President-elect Donald Trump’s somewhat surprise victory has been so intense that I’m afraid we haven’t paid much attention to other things, such as Veterans Day on Nov. 11 .

There are more than 21 million veterans in the U.S. and more than 400,000 in Alabama. Most of us know more than a few veterans personally, so we have the opportunity to make a meaningful gesture of personal appreciation.

Pick a veteran you know. Take them to lunch. Pay them a visit. Send them a card or give them a call. Just find some way to say you’re grateful for what they’ve done for you personally, and for our country, through their military service.

Veterans’ issues were not discussed nearly enough during the presidential campaign, certainly not in the debates, but it’s never too late to say thank you in celebration of Veterans Day.

Copyright 2016 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