Our military men and women are not receiving what they were promised. Thanks to them we are free. But freedom isn’t free. These men and women have had their lives ruined. Because of the horrible explosion of war. A big fancy wall — how impressive. A big fancy building — how impressive. I’d rather do something for the homeless, hungry and lonely veterans.

I play euchre and help with meals at the Veterans Freedom Center and treat them with respect. So many feel like there is an elite club and they are not in it.

When John Lennon was 6 years old, his mother asked him, “what do you want to be when you grow up,” and he said “happy.” Do yourself a favor and read the words to John Lennon’s song “Imagine.” That is what I want my America to be like! Our neighbors the Canadians speak of how beautiful America is. I admire their attitude. They also say we are all in this together.

My wish: Stick together for what is right and make America beautiful.

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