Friday, March 30, 2012

Vietnam Veterans Day yesterday.

Like many of you Vietnam was part of my life. I was there as a young journalist and when I came home it was to cover protests, not parades, criticisms not commendations, and critiques not a thank you for wearing the uniform of American’s fighting forces.

Yesterday was an acknowledgment of that service to prinicipal and country.

No one likes war, least of all the warrior who know all too well the sadness and pain of battle, but Vietnam warriors could never understand the public attack on their personal obligation to serve whether by choice or draft. Political strife hindered appreciation for the warrior 30 years ago.

Let us hope that it never happens again. Let us hope there is never another war like it. Let us hope there is never another war.

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