100-year-old World War Two veteran Carl Spurlin Dekel broke down into tears describing the state of America.
He said the United States is “just not the same” and that the country “is going to hell in a handbasket.”
“I’ve lived a good life. I’ve had a lot of love and happiness. Smiling, telling everybody that everything was beautiful every day. If I went into my church and didn’t think everything was beautiful they would think that I was sick. I’m not that way. I sincerely believe in this whole world that everything is beautiful. If I wake up in the morning and see these plants out here and all those flowers that are in there and green grass on the ground that’s beautiful. People don’t realize what they have. They bitch about it. Nowadays I am so upset that the things we did, the things we fought for, and the boys that died for it are all going down the drain. Our country is going to hell in a handbasket. 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. That’s not what they died for. Just not it…It’s just not the same. This isn’t what we fought for.”
Twitter reacted to Dekel’s words by describing how touching they were.
A touching reminder of how much we have lost.