Yesterday, here in Jackson County, WV, the tragic deaths of two American Heroes was narrowly avoided.
Just after 4:30 am, a tractor trailer driver, bringing potatoes to hungry citizens, jack knifed on I-77.
This was followed immediately by another tractor trailer, carrying beans to the people, T-boning the first truck.
Both drivers suffered only minor injuries.
“Hero?“, you may ask. ” How are truck drivers heroes?”
I’ll tell ya–Congress is fighting over whether or not to invest in the infrastructure of this country. Meanwhile, roads and bridges get worse every year. In addition, the ultra-wealthy are paying less taxes and typical-income Americans are getting poorer and poorer.
No more Steak and Lobster for dinner. Many Americans are made to live on simple staples like potatoes and beans.
And, as the roads get worse, it is the unsung heroes, working long hours, under grueling conditions, paying exorbitant prices for fuel to fatten the coffers of oil and gas companies, bringing us our potatoes and beans, that allow Americans to eat.
How can anyone question the heroism of our truck drivers? Better yet, how can anyone question the heroic nature of all working class Americans, working or looking for work, that keep this country going, for the wealthy and poor alike.
LaVerna and Tom Vickers