I am not a Veteran. I do not know how it feels to be a Veteran. I honor our Veterans though. I admire, appreciate, and hold them in the highest esteem. A day of honor for those who have risked their lives for us and fought for our freedom is a day we should be only honoring our Veterans. So, why do I then see, “Macy’s 60% off Veteran’s Day sale.” Why do I hear, “ I’m just so glad it is a 4 day week!” Why do I see commercial after commercial offering “deals” on this day that is supposed to honor our Veterans? You can buy a car for 1/3 of it’s original price! You can buy your engagement ring for 25% off!
Am I the only one who finds this repulsive?
Am I the only one who finds this completely disgraceful to the men and women who have served our country?
It seems like a big slap in the face. We care enough about you to give you your own day! Now let’s monopolize on this by giving people the day off of work and offering half price to everything on the market because what we REALLY care about is making money. Right? Isn’t that what is basically happening here?
I see no honor in this.
I for one will not be cashing in on the suffering, the fight, the loss, the PTSD, the freedom we have because of these men and women who have fought for me on Veterans Day.
I will be honoring our Veterans!