sadly too many of our warriors are forgotten...if we only could what we did, what we do
Best forgotten, but never will be...Very appropriate piece Mr. C...Nice to see you back.Loved your nostalgic 55Thanks for playing, I hope all is going well, have a Kick Ass Week-End
I've never understood people who go around playing dress up and re-enacting war battles for fun.But one thing's for sure - none of them have actually been in a war, because they'd know that war is NOT fun.
on my Friday post is has some very sad facts about the vets today.
Wars are waged for political reasons... many young men and women die while the bureaucrats smoke their cigars.Well-penned.-HA
I've got mixed feelings about this one. Not the writing... it's fine, as always. But the content. My hubby was a draftee grunt in Nam. Luck of the draw... or "unluck", depending on how you look at it. Even after all these years, it still rankles how deplorably Vietnam vets were treated when they came back home.
They're forgotten even today. The homeless man in that "shelter" was a Viet Nam vet.
If we forget, we're doomed to repeat. Let's not forget.
Vietnam was none of our business and unwinnable. too many of our boys were killed to satisfy our government's superiority complex. and those that returned were treated shamefully and still are because we didn't 'win'. and the vets coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan, while not being reviled, are still being left without support by the very people that sent them to war in the first place. sad.
Seeing as only 1/13 of 1% of the population has put on a uniform sine Korea I imagine it is easy to forget. Especially for all the old fuckers who protested against it and spit on men who had no choice or enlisted, but now piss and moan about not being able to have a personal nuclear weapon because the second amendment says they can. I beet it's very easy to forget for people Like Cheney and Romney who each took 5 deferments yet both easily can or would send children off to fight.There were atrocities on both sides and both sides were the good guys from their perspective. We sent untrained troops into a land whose people had been fighting for 1000 years for independence just as we have now in Afghanistan. We were told by our last great general do not let the economy become war based, Eisenhower knew, predicted it and Kennedy made it so. And look at us now, we won the world on our shoulders. It would be best if there were no veterans Mr. C.
Couldn't agree more Mark. Although I was a peace protester, I am also a veteran and never faulted those who served.
Very moving post and picture. I'm also an anti-war Vietnam veteran.
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