Friday, March 20, 2009

One Marine's View asks, "Who are America's heroes?"

Many Americans can name the winners of American Idol ... but they cannot name Medal of Honor winners. They will be at every high school football game ... but may spend their lives never voting in a political election.

Where are our priorities?

One Marine's View has a great post showing those priorites may be misplaced. In a story by Donna Miles with American Forces Press Service, it begins:
The challenge issued by a flight attendant during a recent commercial air flight seemed innocuous enough: "Name just one of the five Medal of Honor recipients from the current engagements in Afghanistan or Iraq, and get a free drink coupon."
Was there anyone on the flight who could answer the question? It is an interesting read and, sadly, a reflection on everyday Americans.

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