For as long as I can remember over the past few years, my articles have dealt with Uber, Lyft and the rest of the alternative Ground Transportation industry. Most of what I have been writing about has been focused on Uber, initially highlighting the ills encountered being an Uber passenger and secondarily the problems being an Uber driver.
A third aspect of the Alternative Ground Transportation industry that I have recently begun writing about is the financial aspect of the industry itself (its financing, its operation and its internal strife), and Uber’s quick rise in stock value.
This article however, is not going to be about any of that. This month’s article will deal with patriotism, and not as related to politics. In this article, I am taking editorial privilege in writing about the issue of patriotism as it relates to me and how I personally think it should relate to others.
Being retired allows me the time to absorb as much news as I possibly can from the various forms of media, daily publications, weekly and monthly publications, specialty publications, radio and television (including news broadcasts), and the internet.
Being retired also affords me the opportunity to give back, wherever and whenever I can. Part of the way I occupy my time giving back is to volunteer at many veteran’s organizations. I am a Life Member of the VFW, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Jewish War Veterans and the Korean War Veterans. Through the aforementioned organizations I volunteer my services for homebound veterans. Through many of these organizations we (myself included) provide functions at veterans homes (including Menlo Park, Lyons, etc.). All of the organizations do fundraising as well.
Each one of the organizations mentioned in the previous paragraph hold meetings at least once per month, during which time everyone in attendance rises at the beginning and end of each meeting to pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. Having served three years in the United States Army, of which 16 months was in Korea, I personally deem it an Honor and a Privilege to salute our flag.
WE ARE THE LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE. MY READERS SHOULD KNOW THAT THIS IS MY VIEW.