My wife was supposed to sing at assisted living today, but being a little under the weather, I went in her place and played disc jockey for 1940s music. While most of the residents are women, there is one man there and what a man he is. He is from the greatest generation this nation ever had, a generation that suffered through 11+ years of depression only to find themselves going right into a world wide war.
I could see him wipe his eyes and blow his nose with almost every song that I played so I knew I had touched him and brought back many memories. Unfortunately, he is now bound to a wheelchair as many of these WWII vets are. When the show was over, I went over to him and kneeled to speak to him at his level. It was then it hit me. I wouldn’t kneel to our president (even if it wasn’t the shoeshine boy, Obama) nor to the royalty of England and not even to the Pope, but I would kneel to any WWII vet.
I am humbled by them. How do you feel???
David Ben Moshe
P.S. Yes, I am a bigot. There are no laws against my being one.