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Letter: Choose bravery by standing up for everyone, no matter how different

The 1,512 American flags displayed at the Utah Healing Field in Sandy are pictured on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News

Who are the brave? In our society today, it is very hard to tell who is brave, and who loves our country, and who will stand up to any one who tries to reign supreme over another.

I believe that the brave are those who fight for freedom, who count their blessings and know and understand what a great blessing it is to live in this country. The brave are the kids at any school, who stand up for the underdog, who reach out to the lonely and the unpopular. The brave are certainly all those amazing men and woman who gave up their lives for the freedoms we enjoy, that too many of us take for granted.

No matter who is the president of the U.S., I love this country, and as we celebrate Veterans Day, I hope all of us will ask ourselves: Am I one of the brave? What would I give for freedom? What would I give for the liberty I am blessed with?

We can all be brave when we stop focusing on titles, parties, skin color and financial status and start to treat everyone as a brother or a sister. If we are not careful, the quarrel between the past and the present will rob all of us of the future. It is my hope that we will choose bravery — choose to stand up for all.

Jan Evans

North Salt Lake