Yes, I confess, I'm a cynic. After a full military career, during which I fought in a foreign war (Vietnam), and after growing up amidst the tales of my family's military contributions, I just couldn't see going through that again. Of course I value the efforts of my Nation's warriors, and my flag is flying high today, but I just can't get excited about it these days.
The attitude of the Commander In Chief may be worst than mine, since he chose to snub the Tomb of the Unknowns ceremony in DeeCee, something not many of his predecessors ever did. He chose instead to attend some sort of memorial service in Chicago. Who knows what they celebrate there? The service of Daleys? Of Al Capone? Of the Blackstone Rangers?
No, the C-I-C desperately wants no part of the military, but I guess he hasn't figured a way around that part of the Constitution yet.