Just A Thought
So today is the Yankees’ parade in New York City celebrating their latest World Series win. It’s expected to be jam-packed with more people wanting to go than there are tickets. This is all for a sports team where players play a game that they love (which many people play for free as a hobby), make millions of dollars (in the case of Alex Rodriguez, hundreds of millions), and are treated like royalty. After the parade, many will retreat back to their mansions or jet-off to some exotic location for a “well-earned” vacation.
Compare this to any Veteran’s Day or welcome home parade for the US military. How many people actually attend an IMPORTANT parade acknowledging incredible sacrifice for lackluster pay by our servicemen? Who cares about them when they come home missing a leg and will have to carry that burden with them the rest of their lives? They certainly don’t head off to some exotic beach-front resort and bask in the sun. They go back to their modest home in the Midwest or whereever and try and figure out how they are going to pay their bills.
This country has it’s mentalities backwards.
UPDATE: 3 million people are in attendance according to a New York Times article. What is disgrace! I’m speechless.