Meanwhile, the dedicated veterans (of any color), gave their lives to service for this country all with hopes of making it how it is today, with a simple faith in America and its potential. These people granted us the freedoms that we've become so accustomed to. We forget the journey was long and hard and we, too often, take it all for granted. JFK said "Think not what America can do for you, but what you can do for America." I'm pretty sure that was meant to be an ongoing/ evolving thought, and so it should be. It makes me think of the lyrics to the song " This land is my land, this land is your land...". But, sometimes it doesn't feel that way as a food allergy mom. Sometimes it feels like there's no consideration for our land, respect for the enormous struggles that prevailed as victories, or the seriousness and magnitude of what it really means to be living our country, to be living the "American Dream."Because, as a "food allergy mom," we are still fighting for equality and compassion, understanding and safety.