|Misplaced Trust ...|
Is it just me who thinks we have aged faster than our fathers who were in WW2 and Korea? Somehow, it seems like it took those veterans longer to reach our age.
We (our generation) should be able to speak the loudest about getting sucked into a useless, uncalled for conflict, but with as many of us as there are, we didn't prevent losing all of the precious young American lives.
If there is one positive, it is that now is the longest we have been in combat overseas, and we haven't managed the numbers that was Vietnam, thank the Lord.
I visualize these parents looking at video's of the children they have lost with heavy hearts, especially at this time of year.
God Bless everyone who has skin in the game at this time. We have a blue star in our window for our son.
Certainly God Bless those in every war who have lost loved ones, or had them come back home disabled. We have to do better than this, I would have thought after the sin of Vietnam we would have done better. It appears that after a time people forget.
Then as I started to pay attention more and read more, I found enlisted men were taken advantage of and used for profit and egotistical leadership.
No veteran should feel guilty. They followed orders and had 100% trust and faith in the military's leadership, and the leadership of the nation.
It was our leaders who betrayed that trust of young men and women who were willing to sacrifice their lives for each other and a free USA.
I better stop I hear the national anthem starting to play ...
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