We signed up because we believed in America, because we believed there was something right, regardless of if the President was a Democrat or a Republican, or our congressional representative said this thing or that. Hell, most of us had no idea, on the day we committed our life, who our congressperson even was.
We knew, we know, one thing: this experiment matters.
It is a flawed experiment, this nation of ours. It has gaps and fissions. I am pretty sure it leaks. But we created it. We killed each other to make it better. We are still trying to fix it, and odds are that we always will be.
So thank a vet for their service today
It's polite. It takes five seconds. They might even call you sir or ma'am. Don't make it weird.