i can remember the days, weeks, & months following that horrible day in september back in 2001 when almost every car on the road had an american flag on it. whether that flag was in the form of a real flag hooked in the window & flapping in the breeze or a magnet flag attached to the actual car they were everywhere. today you may see one or two; even the yellow ribbons are disappearing.
i'm just as guilty as everyone else on this. two things going on here in my opinion.
1. we are all sheep & just follow the person in front of us
2. we don't value what we have until it is gone or threatened
while i do believe we often fall victim to the "sheep mentality" i'm leaning to towards the idea that we don't value what we have until it is gone or threatened.
i drove to work today & saw more UT stickers & longhorn symbols than anything else. number two on the list of things people stick on their cars were anti-bush messages & pro-green solutions. on a high note, i did see two trucks with the marine corps eagle, globe, & anchor (EGA) & another with a semper fi sticker. at least our marines know what to be thankful for.
to close, i'm not suggesting we all need to run out & buy flags to put on our cars again. in all honesty, i'd prefer to see zero bumper stickers. i am suggesting that we be thankful for what we have & for what sacrifices so many before us have endured so that we could enjoy this freedom. with that, please take the time to find ways to show your support for our country & our troops.