I had copied this from something I read back in the 1980s. I can’t remember where it came from, so if anyone can identify it, please let me know where it came from.
“Our society asks much from its warriors and gives little back, a fact of life too long-lived to be the shame to us that it ought to be. We very often don’t even have the decency to ask. We just expect them to be there when they’re needed, and out of sight when they’re not. We examine their every action for flaws, and celebrate those for the world to see as though the people who wear our uniform were enemies instead of friends.”
I hope this means all uniforms — military, police, fire paramedics, rescue, etc.
My thanks to all.