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Letting me start by saying that my husband left basic training to go to Sweden, returned home to be sentenced for 2 months in an Army prison, then went to Vietnam for a year. Yesterday, someone was talking about honoring all of our vets. I thought about how differently they were treated after WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and now. The time they gave in service to our country can never be given back to them. They were all inalterably changed by their experience. The loss of their innocence is only a part of it. They may have lingering problems with their health. They may not have been able to maintain the marriage they were in before they served. They may have given up on pursuing pursue the career they would have chosen. For all of those reasons, I hope that each of us can reach out to the people we know who served and give them an idea of our appreciation.
Edited by: SARAWMS48 at: 5/27/2013 (09:04)
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