Monday, May 25, 2009

One Minute Writer

We were asked tonight to give a memorial to someone in the service.

The was I remember most is the Viet Nam War. I protested that war. I hated that we were there. I still get angry. Riled up.

The soldiers who came home from that ungodly place were treated shabbily. They were spit at. They were hated. They were called names. But most of all they were ignored. They did not receive a heroes welcome. They deserved one.

Soldiers coming home from a 6 day war were hailed heroes. They were given parades. There were speeches made about them. Why? Because it was said that we "won" that war. I disagree because after all we are right back there again, and again. We left too soon.

Many of the Viet Nam vets are now homeless. They are disturbed. They are hurting. They have been forgotten.

If anyone deserves a tribute it is the Viet Nam vet. They went through hell and came home to hell. We owe them. We owe them big.


  1. My husband is a Vietnam Vet. Your post hits the mark!

  2. My brother in law is a Vietnam Vet. I agree with you 100%!!