My dad was a member of the GI generation and a WWII vet. Luckily he came home; however I have a number of relatives who didn’t. I am member of the silent generation. The Baby Boomer generation was the last that went through the draft and had any skin in the game, but not by choice. Congress ended the draft after the lottery system made their family members subject to it.

Generation X, Millenniums and Boomlets have no skin in the game. They have no idea or understanding that the rights and privileges that they enjoy did not come free. It is an entitlement to them. Shame on them.

Most of the current media and political leaders are from the last three generations and their understanding of our values are reflected by their seeming lack of understanding of the price paid.

The Cold War and communist Russia’s wish to destroy the U.S. is something this same group has a lack of knowledge and understanding of.

Charlie Hines, Tallahassee, [email protected]

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