Not only is the ceremony itself moving, but also moving is witnessing the effect it has on the people in the concourse. It elicits a wave of patriotism that is awesome, but even more, it elicits a wave of memories of loved ones who have fought to keep peace and freedom for our country.
Since the announcement was made, there has been an avalanche of headlines, both pro and con regarding the choice. Some of those headlines have tossed the choice off as a mere act of political correctness.
Perhaps it was. But if that’s the case, it may have backfired.
When I read Johnson’s book, I felt a connection to each of the 17 former abortion clinic workers who told their stories. No, I was not involved in the abortion industry as were these individuals. Still, I stood by and watched as something unfolded that I knew was wrong. So did they. At first.
More and more we’re becoming an automated society. Automation may be more efficient and less expensive, but it’s also more SELF-serving.