Chris Day is a 26-year-old Setauket, NY native and West Point graduate who is currently stationed on a military base in Georgia.
Day, who is one of six children, says one of the reasons he joined the army was to protect the freedoms in which this country was founded on over two hundred years ago. This freedom to disagree with the government is not one to be taken for granted, as it may be hard to come by in other places around the world.
Women’s rights and the ability to pursue higher education, let alone get an education at all are rare in Afghanistan, where Day spent nine months protecting its people and rebuilding after the fall of the Taliban.
Unlike in America, economic mobility is nearly impossible in Afghanistan. The lives of many of the nation’s people are determined for them, no matter how hard they work throughout their lifetime.