Response to The Atlantic magazine’s recent article beginning to circulate at this point in time unproven as to fact or fictionalized rumor. The article regards presidential comments made during a show-the-flag foreign trip honoring our fallen war casualties buried on foreign soil.
At this point in time, as a retired veteran, I’m still hoping this is fictionalized rumor. But if not?
If it turns out to be true, it is a first from a commander in chief of this nation and must be the last of its kind from anyone who is elected to hold that responsibility in the future.
To those who have chosen to wear a military uniform as well as their family members who support them in service of country over self, don’t ignore, but don’t let it burden you or discourage you from service to country.
If nothing else, vote.
To quote an anonymous author, “Without integrity of character, there can be no respect and therefore no trust.”
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power,” Abraham Lincoln said.
Thomas Strang, AFCM USN Ret.