A Personal Message on the Vietnam War Documentary
Please read this story.*
It's about two brothers who enlisted in the service after 9/11 and "shouldered the greatest burden for the nation’s defense."
While watching "The Vietnam War” by Ken Burns, I started to cry about the number of boys that gave up their lives for the sake of politicians' and military leaders' egos. Over 60,000 American lives were lost and these numbers represent less than 2% of the estimated 3,500,000 lives lost in total.
It is such a good review of history and if you would substitute the names of “Afghanistan” or “Iraq” or “Syria” or maybe even “North Korea” in lieu of “Vietnam” most of the story would not have to change very much.
Let’s give pause for these men and women and become more grateful that we have them among every American generation since our founding.
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