Letter to the editor: Late thanks

To the editor:

I would like to thank the many establishments that are now remembering and honoring the men and women who have served in the military to protect our country.

To some, this day may be a day they just take for granted. To some, it is a day we didn’t get to experience when returning from a war. It’s easy to honor those from WWII. It was a war everyone believed was right and many volunteered for. Korea not so much, but the servicemen were accepted. No one wants to be in any of the wars or skirmishes, after Desert Storm, but the men and women who volunteered to go have been accepted.

Unfortunately, Vietnam was a bad time. We didn’t want the war. We didn’t volunteer. We were drafted and forced to enlist. And yet we are the ones who were spit on and harassed when we came back. No pats on the back for us. No parades for us at that time. With all the protests for that war, we were hated. So ironic since most of us didn’t volunteer. Now that most have forgotten that era, we get our thanks. So, I thank everyone who acknowledges the sacrifices from my time.

Roger Powell,



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