Carl Spurlin Dekel, a 100-year old World War II veteran, has seen a lot in his life. War, peace, and everything in between.
In an interview with FOX 13 Tampa Bay this past weekend, the decorated veteran expressed sadness about the state of our nation. Like many Americans, he worries about the decline of opportunities and happiness in our country.
"People don’t realize what they have,... The things we did and the things we fought for and the boys that died for it, it’s all gone down the drain... We haven’t got the country we had when I was raised, not at all,... Nobody will have the fun I had. Nobody will have the opportunity I had. It’s just not the same and that’s not what our boys, that’s not what they died for."Carl Spurlin Dekel
Of course, that wouldn't stop him from serving again if he had the chance:
"It was an honor for me to serve my country and if I had to do it again and I was the same age, I would do it. I guarantee you,"Carl Spurlin Dekel
Despite his concerns, Carl Dekel offered some words of hope. He believes that future generations will do better and that things may be turning around.
Check out the touching video interview for yourself:
Hopefully Dekel is right and things do turn around. Fortunately, the pendulum seems to have reached it's leftward zenith and seems to be slowing down. Many predict that the state of politics in America will soon flip towards the right. Hopefully this is true and it's not too late.
What do you think, should Americans have hope? Are things about to turn around? Let us know in the comments below.