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Op-Ed: Why Don’t I Matter? by Nancy Hall

Why Don’t I Matter?

My people came here enslaved yet made this country great. Why don’t I matter?

I marched during the Civil Rights movement in my mothers womb. Why don’t I matter?

I went to integrated schools and daily said the pledge of allegiance. Why don’t I matter?

I graduated from high school and college with good grades. Why don’t I matter?

I joined the armed services to protect the country I love. Why don’t I matter?

I retired from the service with many honors. I poured my love and dedication into my church, family, friends and community. Why don’t I matter?

I went to the store to get some milk. Now my eyes are upward looking at the stars, waiting to see my love ones who have gone before me. WHY DIDN’T I MATTER?