Americans need a lesson in gratitude and respect.

Let me explain:

At the beginning of the pandemic, we heard all about “healthcare heroes” and saw acts of service and messages of thanks from people and businesses. Lately, though, I wonder where the respect has gone.

I know the stories I’m about to share are just a few small examples of a larger problem, but I’ll share them anyway.

My fiance has spent years working frontline jobs. He spent the first half of 2020 completing a contract in the Marine Corps infantry. He served our country willingly…