With you 100%. Between my wife and me, there were four WW2 vets in my family, including my father and mother (flight nurse, thankfully still living), and one POW from the Battle of the Bulge.
Yeah, my family had a number of gold stars in the window. My wife was a flight nurse also, but during the so-called “cold war”. Those were the days in which we followed our leaders without question. Now? Not sure how I would react. Piss poor state of affairs, huh?