Yellow ribbons and rounds of applause at airports demonstrate how grateful our country is for the sacrifices that a small portion of our population has made. But, today, do American's feel truly connected to the military?
I've been receiving a lot of mail from nonprofits in my community asking for money. And I'll donate what I can. But there are other things we can do that involve more than just money -- volunteer our time.
Service Nation is in the process of putting service back on the national agenda, a concept that has been missing from public discourse since JFK. In this light, McCain's proposed spending freeze for all but defense, veterans affairs and entitlements is horrifying.