Johnson: Put veterans first (The Covington News)
Today, many in our nation feel divided, angry and uncertain.
But this Memorial Day weekend it’s important to remember that soldiers are not divided between Democrats and Republicans or liberals and conservatives — soldiers are American, as we are all Americans.
They put their country before themselves and if necessary give their lives in the name of our freedom.
Since the Revolutionary War, about 1.2 million American soldiers have died in warfare. The ripple effect of these tragedies is even larger when you consider all the husbands, wives, children, and families that were left behind in the wake of each loss.