Nov. 11, the Veterans Day, this is a great time and day to reflect the sacrifices of others. This came just three days after the election that made the nation divided bitterly and the Friday holiday was a relief.
Although the wounds were raw, the ceremonies and parades invited those exhausted of a negative campaign season to concentrate on the veterans whose service has permitted to have unpredictable elections. Many government schools and offices were closed, while parking meters were free and even some places such as the District postponed trash collection.
“Whenever you feel cynical, whenever you have doubts on your courage; goodness and selflessness is possible, just stop and look to a veteran,” said at Arlington National Cemetery, President Obama.
Certainly, the Donald Trump, whose reputation confronts the goodness and selflessness definition, left many with a cynicism degree that looking to a veteran is not worthy. Obama said, ‘As the election is over, we search ways to come in unison and to stay connected with each other and also with the principles that are permanent than the transitory politics and the best examples are the men and women we on this Veterans Day salute for’.
How America treats men and women has been controversial since 2014 over the issue of a long wait times for patients at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals. Observing the tragedy of 20 veterans losing lives every day, Obama said “we must give them the help they need. Thus, we have to keep resolving problems such as long wait times at the VA. We must resist efforts to outsource and privatize the health care that we owe America’s veterans.”
Trump promises every veteran “the choice to seek care at the VA or at a private service provider of their choice.”