Monday, May 26, 2008

HONOR A VETERAN BY BEING THERE FOR THEIR CHILDREN AND FAMILY WHILE THEY ARE AWAY

I will say this, there is a silent march today in Brownsville in honor of all the fallen soldiers. This is good. I am glad someone cares. What gets under my skin is, Christmas and Memorial Day holidays which are intended to honor personal sacrifice, have become holidays of commercialism. In effect, the holidays, instead of being about the sacrifices of Joshua and the veterans who have died in service our country, the holidays have become about money and buying things for ourselves.

BISD, in an ultimate act of disrespect for those who have died in service of this country, do not give the children the day off. I might not be so mad, except they have declared a holiday for the incompetent Board Members. The children are being taught to honor incompetence, while being taught nothing about honoring those who have died in defense of our limited freedoms. Is it any wonder veterans are treated with such disrespect.

If you truly want to honor a veteran today, sit down with your child and tell them why it is important that when they come of age they serve. People find this odd in me, that I am such a strong advocate of military service. If I am not willing to take a bullet for my own freedom, why should I ask someone else to take that bullet. Military service is not about whether the Iraqi war is just or unjust, it is about honoring those who have died before us by saying we will take up where they left off.

For those of you who never served, I suggest you look for a military family and donate your time as a tutor, a coach, a father, a mother. When these men and women are away from home their children still need the influence of a mother or father. The children still need tutoring. The children still need someone to take them to baseball games. The fact their parents are away in a war, or have died in a war, does not mean their needs go away.

SO HONOR A VETERAN BY BEING THERE FOR THEIR CHILDREN AND FAMILY WHILE THEY ARE AWAY

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

BISD asks veterans who were called to active duty to RE-APPLY for their jobs with the school district when they return from their tours of duty! That is the respect that the district has for our veterans.

El Coyote

PS
Every new Asst. Superintendent and their spouses are given top level jobs without question.
Classic!