Former Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe gave a pretty great meditation on why Americans honor military service for Veterans Day.
“Is there a greater meritocracy in the world? Is there a better example of true diversity?” he asked. “The thing that I’m most proud about when I go to bases, when I visit with people, they are utterly colorblind. There’s no conversation about ‘trigger words.’ There’s no safe space. The military is not a safe space.”
He went on to tell the amazing story of a veteran who had suffered greatly while serving our country, but instead of letting it get him down, he fought on.
This is really worth watching:
Also check out our earlier post on Veterans Day from Fred T. this morning.