While War Through the Generations has focused on the Vietnam War this year, we’d like to take time out to call attention to the sacrifices all of our nation’s veterans, from those who fought in WWII and Korea to those in Iraq and Afghanistan, have made.
While individually, we may or may not agree with wars and why they are fought, those who volunteer to serve in the army, air force, marines, and navy deserve utmost respect and our thanks. In many cases, these soldiers and veterans may have disagreed with the politics or strategies of the wars in which they fought, but they remembered their duty to the nation and fought with all they had. Physical and mental wars continue as warfare still exists no matter the war.
Please take the time to check out this video from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the hidden heroes in many of the programs supporting our veterans:
We want to thank all of you for your service. Please feel free to leave your thoughts on the veterans that have touched your lives in the comments.
Also, please check out this heart-warming story about communities finally welcoming Vietnam Veterans home from the New York Times. Additionally, the Daily Commercial had a unique story about how Iraq War veterans are received versus how Vietnam War veterans were received when they came home.