I found this advertisement recently. It was a very kind attempt to honor veterans by giving them free haircuts. I have intentionally blacked the name and address of the salon. I mean no ill will. It’s just an observation. However, there’s a problem with this flier. It jumped out at me instantly. Maybe because I played with lots of toy soldiers as a child. Perhaps because I’ve watched a large number of war movies.
Or it could simply be because I am passionate about history.
What’s the problem? I mean, someone made a very colorful hand-bill and then found the word soldier, or veteran or something like that and pasted the image as homage.
Many of you have already figured it out.
It appears to be a drawing of Russian Red Army soldier. Not an American soldier.
Not that Russians or Commies don’t have veterans that they honor. That’s their business. But here, an image of an American veteran, past or present, might have been a wee bit more appropriate.
It’s little things like this that remind me that history matters and that all too many Americans don’t really pay attention to it.
Happy Veteran’s Day, ladies and gentlemen! Thank you for standing for freedom.