Saturday, December 17, 2016

No Coverage of the John Glenn Funeral

It was deeply offensive to me that John Glenn's funeral was not broadcast in its entirety on all the news channels and major networks.

Glenn was a unique and important American hero, who served our country as a fighter pilot, astronaut, and distinguished United States senator, as well as a candidate for president.

He has left our country an important example of a life of service. We need examples like this for our young people. We need opportunities on occasions like this for parents to sit down in front of their TV sets with their children and explain what it means to be a citizen of the greatest country in the world.

And we need to honor such servant leaders.

Shame on the networks for failing to take advantage of a perfect moment for mass civic education, a desperate need in these times.

[Blogger Mark Daniels is pastor of Living Water Lutheran Church in Centerville, Ohio.]

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