We need more respect for our soldiers and veterans | Letter to the editor

How would you feel if you risked your life and came home to hatred and disrespect? Today I am here to talk to everyone about how disrespected the veterans from our military are.

I have grown up in a military family and am hurt whenever I see or hear about someone disrespecting the people who give their lives for people who hate them. My father is a Marine, my uncle was in the Army, my other uncle was in the Air Force, my grandfather was in the Navy, and my other grandfather was in the Coast Guard. My best friend is also in the Army. These people are some of the hardest working, most focused individuals.

I am sick of logging onto social media sites to see people casually post how horrible veterans are because they had to kill people. Without reading an entire article, people post negative stories about the military without knowing the entire story. The military doesn’t care about how much everyone hates them, they still risk their lives for you.

But we already have the tools that can help us work on this issue. We have compassion and the ability to care about them as much as they care about us.

When you see a veteran, or active service person, make them feel welcome. Thank them for their service and treat them with respect. I need you to help out when you see a veteran who needs help.

This is important to all of us because we wouldn’t want to risk our lives for people who don’t care.

Thank you,

Derek Webster,

Bothell

More in Letters to the Editor

When will Bothell’s Main Street construction end? | Letter

This resident sees no end in sight for the project.

Stop bringing down special needs kids | Letter

Will, a special needs boy who walks to Beca’s Brew, a coffee… Continue reading

The benefits of eating less meat | Letter

We are ruining our ecosystem, and it’s not just by cars and… Continue reading

The sixth mass extinction is underway | Letter

Mammals, birds, and amphibians are currently becoming extinct at rates comparable to… Continue reading

Fight for the millions of Americans living with Alzheimer’s | Letter

Alzheimer’s is the most expensive disease in the United States.

Help reduce the risk of texting and driving | Letter

You should never, ever check your phone is while you are driving.

Sex trafficking in King County | Letter

We can do something about this.

Democracy’s cornerstone: A free press

Every time Trump proclaims something as “fake-news,” he is attacking truth and… Continue reading

Sexual assault can happen to anyone | Letter

Since 1993, sexual violence has fallen 63 percent but it is still a huge problem.

Put heroin injection sites on the council agenda | Letter

A letter against heroin injection sites.

On the issue of education | Letter

I’m a student of education, learning to teach in a top school,… Continue reading

Tackling teenage depression | Letter

Have you ever had depression, or do you know anyone that has… Continue reading