Maybe a day late but I have a dollar (not short) for any Vet
who is in need. I wanted to compliment our esteemed
moderator who posted all the great photos & vids above
for Veterans Day.
I recently saw a meme that claimed the oath we took way
back when HAS NO EXPIRATION DATE. I was spit at in
Oakland and called a “Baby Killer” by my best friends mom
on return from 'Nam in August '69.
So it was many years before I took part in patriotic events.
Not so much ashamed of my service as disgusted with
the hack job by the media and disdain from the people
I risked my life to protect.
Then in '96 I finally attended an annual meeting of the VHPA
(Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Ass’n.) and agreed to march in
a parade in Brandon, Florida.
I was gratified that the fine people of that city lined the
streets, waving American flags and cheering us on –
an amazing transformation of public support since those
dark days of yore…
By that time, those of my generation that had been treated
so badly vowed to never let that happen again. But in today’s
turbulent environment, the wokesters are once again
starting to disparage military service and patriotism.
This site may be based on commerce, but the underlying
respect for America and her veterans and first-responders
in uncontested and profound.
We truly live in the greatest country ever and enjoy freedoms
that are the envy of all peoples across the globe. Thank all
of you who post here, whether you answered the call or
served in whatever capacity in supporting the American
Dream of Liberty for all…
I spent yesterday honoring those I was deployed with that gave their last. I fought for all the people of this great country. Much like Memorial Day, I choose quiet respect for those who gave more than me. I am from a long line of veterans. Stretching back to the revolution. We were Prussian mercenaries working for the Crown. Emigrated to America to escape the pointless conflicts of Europe. We have been a part of every conflict since arriving. The branch of service didn’t matter as much as the thankful patriotic heart. I really appreciate the love and understanding you show here. You bolster my belief in the real core of the matter we continue to defend, the American people.