Nov. 10, 2017

CAPS ONLY VETERAN'S DAY SALUTE

Real Deal Talk
The Black Blogger
 
 
TOMORROW IS VETERAN'S DAY (11/11/17) MY LATE DADDY WILLIAM HALL SR. WAS AN AIR FORCE VETERAN OF WORLD WAR TWO, and TWO OF MY LATE BROTHERS LARRY HALL WAS AN ARMY VETERAN, AS WELL AS RALPH HALL, WHO WAS AN ARMY VETERAN OF THE VIETNAM WAR. I FEEL THAT OF ALL THREE OF THEM SERVED WITH HONOR, ALTHOUGH, LARRY'S SERVICE WAS DISRUPTED. HOWEVER, ALL OF THEM TOLD ME OF THE UTTER DISTASTE OF THE TREATMENT THAT THEY ENDURED AS BLACK MEN SERVING IN THIS NATION'S ARMED SERVICES. MY DADDY WAS PARTICULARLY DISGUSTED BECAUSE HE FOUGHT FOR OTHER PEOPLE'S RIGHTS THAT HE AS A BLACK MAN DIDN'T ENJOY AS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN. WHILE MY BROTHER RALPH FELT THAT THE ARMY'S PRIMARY NEED FOR BLACK SOLDIERS IN VIETNAM WAS TO FILL BODY BAGS IN A UNJUST WAR.
 
SO I WHILE I HONOR THOSE VETERANS WHO SERVED THIS NATION. I MUST ALSO REMAIN COGNIZANT OF THE REALITY OF THIS CONTINUING INJUSTICE AGAINST PEOPLE OF COLOR THAT EXISTS IN THIS NATION. I TRULY HOPE FOR MY DADDY'S AND BROTHER'S SAKE THAT ONE DAY THIS NATION WILL INDEED LIVE OUT THE TRUE MEANING OF IT'S CREED, THAT ALL MEN AND WOMEN ARE EQUAL UNDER THE GRACE OF GOD AND OUR CONSTITUTION. ALSO THAT EACH PERSON WILL ENJOY THE RIGHTS AND FRUITS OF FREEDOM AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. SO, THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE FOUGHT TO MAINTAIN THE HOPE THAT THIS DREAM WILL INDEED MANIFEST ITSELF SOMEDAY SOON. HAVE A GREAT VETERANS DAY PEACE AND LOVE.