I appreciate your valuable engagement, Susan Rooks, as always. Many thanks for being the first to clap and comment. I agree that commercialism is embedded into all American holidays. But, as you indicated, that doesn’t mean it’s morally right. Moreover, while I haven’t served in the military (which I regret in hindsight), my late father served in the Army, 10th Mountain Division, special explosives unit. His military service and lessons learned significantly shaped his life for the better.

Strategic communications consultant advancing social justice and corporate social responsibility | former career spokesman at U.S. EEOC | DC-based, NY-bred

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