WASHINGTON — On this Veterans Day, made special as the last “binary” date of the century, the nation stops to reflect on the warriors who swore an oath to protect the United States, particularly those who never came home.
“We need a little reminder. It’s so easy to forget,” says Dakota Meyer, a retired Marine and recipient of the Medal of Honor, with whom WTOP spoke in September. Meyer touched upon the general sense of national lethargy he feels as America draws down from Iraq and Afghanistan — it’s longest war.
“As Americans, with blessings of which most other people on Earth can only dream, we must, as Lincoln said, ‘take increased devotion to that cause’ for which so many of our countrymen and women have stood up to protect, and for which many of whom “gave the last full measure of devotion,” he wrote.
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