Joanie you always write so well, I am green with envy.
This is a message our fellow soldier/citizens can not hear enough. They know they are doing the right thing and to have it acknowledged means a lot to them.
We must do all we can to muffle the anti-war drumbeat before it beats the heart out of our military just as it
did during Vietnam.
Our service men and women must HEAR our pride in them, their families must HEAR the pride and high esteem
we hold their loved ones in,for they too serve,
and most of all
the nation must HEAR that we will not allow a repeat of
the disgraceful seditious behaviour engendered by the media
and the liberal political faction that lead to the debacle
that came in the aftermath of that war.
My best to you.
Not only did our gutless politicians, academics and media decision-makers see to it that 58,000+ of our best died in vain, but they also saw to it that those (like you) who came home were not afforded the respect and honor they so richly deserved. I can think of few blacker evils.
We are slow learners. If we repeat that travesty, then God help us.
Thanks for your contribution here, Tet. Your perspective, on this issue especially, is always that of a modern American patriot who knows whereof he speaks.
Stay well, friend
Allegiance and Duty Betrayed