This Veterans Day just past is my clarion call to action — and not just for veterans. We are more than a decade into the 21st century and better leadership in America is needed.
Following the two world wars fought by a new “great” generation, we saw a rise of better and more competent leaders at all levels of government and in the private sector. They may not all have served in the military but they lived in a time of great conflict and it helped renew the call for a stronger, better nation. We had a pool of many Americans with the skills and drive to excel under the banner of true patriotism.
Too many of the baby boomers and Vietnam veterans have squandered this opportunity, however. The generation that consumed the most left less than required for the future generations on the table. For the first time in our nation’s history, the next generation will be worse off.
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