I thought today would be a good day to scan this card because it’s the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks.
This card is making a joke, but our country is definitely divided. And it’s a shame that we need attacks like Pearl Harbor and 9/11 for us to be united (here are some Pearl Harbor attack facts and 9/11 facts). Even though the attack on Pearl Harbor was more clear-cut as far as who our enemy was and what our response should be, 9/11 also made us forget about things that sometimes divide us. We were a country united, and we didn’t care about red or blue states. The Daily Show did a great job of showing how long we were able to feel “united” and how long we remembered the lessons 9/11 taught:
Even though I’ve never fought in a war and I didn’t know anyone personally who was killed on 9/11, cancer is my daily reminder of how easily we could truly be states that are united. Cancer doesn’t care about your politics, sexuality, income, religion, nationality, race, or past. Can you imagine if Hope Lodge only accepted straight guests, Christian guests, or white guests? Cancer doesn’t care, and I think our country could learn a lot of things from it.
Again, thank you to all the brave men and women who served and serve in the armed forces. I hope someday we don’t have to ask you to put your life on the line in any country for any reason…