Honor those that served

‘Welcome home’ Vietnam veterans

We need to remember the war the way it really happened

Many reading this probably don’t know it, but at 1 pm Monday afternoon, the Pentagon will host a “Welcome home” ceremony for Vietnam War veterans at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Mall. If it comes off, it will be a good thing. A lot of very brave men fought nobly in that conflict, only to return home to be treated with scorn and disrespect. (I still remember my own reception while out-processing at Oakland Army Base in California following my second Vietnam tour, when we were warned, “Don’t wear your uniforms into town.”)

As we honor the fine men (and some greatly appreciated women) who served in Vietnam on this Memorial Day, it may be time to reassess the conventional wisdom that led Congress in 1973 to betray their sacrifice and caused generations since to believe the Vietnam War was a “senseless” and “unwinnable” war. Put simply, we need to revisit the debates that so divided and traumatized this country four decades ago.

The protesters got it wrong. [snip]

History now lays bare the lies perpetrated by the left via the media during that time.
Beyond that however is the treatment of the returning military, who had no voice in the policies. They were called; they went.
Blaming them was akin to beating the baby because your son is gay.

However, the Left doesn’t and never did have any moral compass except hatred for those in disagreement.


About Vermont Woodchuck

Professional Photojournalist since 1969 with a BFA from SUNY Purchase 1979-Visual Arts. I despise advocacy news journalism. Every photojournalist should be prepared to show their camera RAW images of news events. Reason: RAW images cannot be altered no matter what is done to the finished product.
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2 Responses to Honor those that served

  1. Edward Dijeau says:

    My draft notice was signed by Lyndon Baynes Johnson, President of the United states. (liberal Democrat) After I came home and was Discharged at the Oakland Army Base in California, I was treated well, lived in Oakland, California and was surounded by Vets who seved and were getting and Education on the GI Bill. Republican Richard Nixon ran on a platform of getting us out of the War in Viet Nam. Our voices were head and the Voting age was brought down from age 21 to age 18. Honoring Veterans is a “people” thing done by gratfull Americans and is neither Liberal or Conservative…Its just the correct thing to do.

  2. Very dependent as to your DEROS. Coming back in ’66-’67 wasn’t rough. I came back from my second tour in early ’69, that wasn’t as friendly. Thanks for your service.

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