Former politician Arnold Schwarzenegger took to Instagram to express his disappointment in Americans for their lack of patriotism on Veterans day.
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“I was kind of upset,” Schwarzenegger said in the video. “You have to understand it doesn’t make any sense that in this cemetery, where there are almost 100,000 people buried – veterans – that there are only like, 20 people walking around.”
“Think about that,” he continued. “I mean, 20 people for almost 100,000 veterans that are buried there. But then 20,000 or so will go to a political rally where someone promises to make America great.” (RELATED: Arnold Schwarzenegger Gives Health Update After Undergoing Heart Surgery)
Schwarzenegger encouraged everyone to show up to the cemetery on Veterans day next year.
“So I hope that next year when I go back to that cemetery that I will see you 20,000 that are so patriotic. I hope I see you there. I think it’s a discussion that we should have: the definition of patriotism. Let’s talk about it.”
The former governor of California thanked veterans for making America “the freest country in the world.”
“The men, the women that sacrificed their lives, they are the true action heroes, so I say thank you to them,” Schwarzenegger said. “When you think back to the Second World War, which ended 75 years ago, since then we have had peace not only around the world but especially in Europe. So thank you to the veterans. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart from this immigrant. Everything that happened in my life, all the successes, it’s because of you.”