I find it disturbing that on the one day a year dedicated to
those who have defended this nation with their blood and tears your
newspaper has chosen to completely ignore America’s veterans. The
only mention in The Collegian came from a comic. How you can find
space for every conceivable issue of the day yet ignore those who
gave you the very ability to discuss such trivial things as what
the football team will do after their latest defeat or that a
fraternity has shown insensitivity to Wyoming. Yet you could not
find even one line to thank those who do what you will not.
Veterans defend this nation, its constitution and its people
from all enemies. Currently hundreds of thousands of American
fighting persons are overseas on every continent working to end
famine and epidemic (in places like Africa), prevent genocide (in
Kosovo and Bosnia), ensuring the security of nuclear materials (all
over the former Soviet republics), enforcing United Nations
treaties (South Korea) and freeing the oppressed.
Forgetting these men and women on their day is unforgivable
especially during a time of great danger for our armed forces.
Veteran’s Day is for soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen it is
not there to support anything besides their sacrifice, so please
set aside your political agendas and thank these people for their
Colorado State University
Political Science / ROTC