PRESIDENT TRUMP THINKS nothing of using an American cemetery in Normandy as the backdrop to an interview in which, on the 75th anniversary of D-Day, he disparages other Americans.
PRESIDENT TRUMP THINKS nothing of using an American cemetery in Normandy as the backdrop to an interview in which, on the 75th anniversary of D-Day, he disparages other Americans.

     One day.

     As Ripon approaches Veterans Day next week Monday, it might hearken back to the words Ripon resident and veteran Karl Stewart shared six months ago.

     He spoke to us from the Village Green about D-Day, making the point that one day in 1944 changed the trajectory of history. ...

     He called on Riponites, that one day, to honor those who didn’t return. That’s what Memorial Day is about.

     But what about Veterans Day?

     Next Monday we’ll have another day, this one to pay tribute to all who have served for our freedom.

     We don’t restrict our gratitude to that one day. We exercise our patriotism and show our respect for their service by voting, being informed, serving our communities and exercising the freedoms they so valiantly served to protect.

     This includes the freedom to speak, and to disagree with those who dishonor our country, especially when one is an ignorant, capricious and disrespectful commander in chief.

     ... That such a boorish, unpatriotic fool — who has weakened our country, abused his office and withheld military aid from a democratic country invaded by Russia — commands our troops says more about us than it does about the sad excuse for a president we elected.  

But we’ll have a do-over one year from this week.

One day may once again change history.  
                                                                       — Tim Lyke

To read the entire editorial, see the Nov. 7, 2019 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.