Some thoughts on “suckers” and “losers”

This post is written by my dad, whose own father was a WWII veteran.

When I was younger, much younger, I’m sure my daughter would remind me, my father and a fellow WWII veteran would collect their children and transport us to the community cemetery.

We would replace each and every American flag marked by a bronze flag holder provided by the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

As I traversed the garden of stone, I had many thoughts. “What were they like,” “What would they be doing if they hadn’t died for their country,” “Did their family and loved ones ever recover from the loss,” and of course, “Where did they find the courage and bravery? Would I be able to meet their measure if called?”

These thoughts, and many more, but I never, ever thought they were “suckers” and “losers.”

What a world.


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

My Portfolio

Writing samples, graphic design, public relations campaigns and more!

Social Media

About the Author

Maggie Stanton is an MBA grad with great hair and an average personality.


Latest Posts

Related Posts

Chalk Art Compilation | Quarantine Art

I’m not one for exercise, but lately, the thing that’s been keeping me sane during quarantine is daily (social-distant compliant) walks through the neighborhood. The