I’ve never been drafted to serve in a war.
I’ve never seen bombers flying overhead.
I don’t know what it looks like when someone gets shot in the head.
Idon’t hear about bombings in Pakistan and Afghanistan and think “That could have been me.”
Political factions have never cut of my power, or my water, or my food.
If I sleep poorly at night, it’s never for fear of my safety.
I have the leisure to think about myself.
When the government does something I don’t like, I’m not afraid to say so.
For all this, I thank our veterans. All you brave souls: thank you.