I understand the Trump Self-Agrandizement-Hey-Look-At-Me military parade, set for this coming Veteran’s Day is still a go. Well, this is one combat veteran and military retiree who won’t be watching. Not that I don’t love a parade, or don’t honor all veterans, past and present. I honor and salute them all no matter the branch of service. No, I won’t watch it because Trump will be there basking in the glory, devotion and sacrifice of those who have and do serve this great country.
Do I really have to remind people that this person had five deferments during Vietnam while many of us either volunteered or were drafted? And that more than 58,000 came back in body bags? And that many more came back with body parts missing? And, that doesn’t count those who have died or been wounded since. While, in his own words, Trump’s “Vietnam” was not catching a venereal disease while leching around Club 54.
If Trump was to march his large, lard butt around Washington to the tune of “76 Trombones,” fine. I still wouldn’t watch.
No, to Trump, all who have served and those now serving, are nothing more than “toy soldiers” and he is the grand field marshal. Our men and women in uniform, past, present and future deserve so much more than this megalomaniac.