Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day - #3923 - Every Day Needs to be Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, and Veterans Day - Fox (2) VIDEO: Soldiers Placing Flags at Arlington National Cemetery - Breitbart

There was a time in American history where citizens embraced our veterans. They didn’t just embrace them on key holidays, they embraced them every day. I recently met a Vietnam veteran on a local golf course. Somehow, the current state of US affairs was brought up. This led to a discussion of the current war in Afghanistan. Quickly, the two of us compared and contrasted the war I recently fought and his war in Vietnam. Somehow, maybe due to our discussion, I started hitting my driver much straighter into the fairway. As the two of us took our approach shots toward the green, I asked the Vietnam vet if he was a member of the local VFW-- he was. It was then that I realized I was truly no different than many veterans. After explaining that it took me several years to join the local Post, he looked at me with a smile and said the unthinkable. “You’re not alone. It took me more than twenty years before I joined. “Twenty years?” I replied in shock as I placed my seven iron back into my bag. “Most vets I know don’t want to talk about their war. They’ve been conditioned in believing its taboo or something.” He said as he began walking to the green where his ball landed. “Me, I actually enjoy talking about my time spent in 'Nam. It was some of the best times in my life.”  Read more.......

Soldiers are placing more than 220,000 small U.S. flags at Arlington National Cemetery to mark the start of Memorial Day weekend activities.

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