Jan. 15, 2022

Burger King

I was coming through Andrews one morning and stopped in at the new Burger King (it’s been there for about a year, so I guess it’s not so new). I pulled through the drive-thru, placed my order and went to the window.

My husband and I donate to Wounded Warrior and other veteran organizations when we can, but today I turned down the offer to donate through Burger King.

The young man at the window asked if I would, I declined, and he laughed and said, “I don’t blame you. Why should I give my money to them anyway… what have they ever done for me?”

I turned to him and said, “They fight for your freedoms, they fight for your right to say and do things.”

He said, “No, they don’t fight for me! They fight for this country – the one that is trying to kill us with Covid.”

I shook my head and left. I was astounded that anyone thought this way about our soldiers. Admittedly, at first, I was angry then as I thought about it, I decided that he has a right to feel that way, he has a right to speak his opinion. I could get mad, but my being offended wasn’t going to change his mind and shouldn’t.

Whether he’s right, whether he’s wrong, or whether we agree with him or not, it is still his opinion and he is still free to voice it. No one said we had to agree, but this is exactly what our soldiers are fighting for… and that is my belief.