A Veteran’s Perspective on Veterans Day

The powerful and iconic courtroom scene in the movie A Few Good Men, holds all the allure and pagentry of cinema. Political and social interpretations aside, the courtroom speech had one nugget, one allegory for me, as a veteran, the simple yet telling analogy of walls. “We live in a world with walls”, Colonel Nathan R. Jessup, tells us. Those walls need defending.

It is an unfortunate circumstance the world we live in demands us to build “walls.”Physical, mental, cultural, societal walls lines on maps, division of thought and world view. As long as we must build these cultural and…