I have counted several Vietnam Veterans among my closest friends. Sadly, several are no longer with us. Please remember our Vietnam Veterans today as you go about living your daily lives.
They sent me
and my friends
and my generation
To Vietnam to die
and some of us did.
The rest of us have been dying
in bits and pieces
since the first day they sent us
7 thoughts on “Vietnam Veterans Day”
Lump in throat.
It is a simple and moving poem, isn’t it?
It’s so sad and so true. One of the things we’ve gotten better at is appreciating our vets.
Yes. I think we have gotten much better. It is just sad how the Korean War veterans were simply forgotten and the Vietnam Veterans were mistreated.
A great tribute. Someone near recently died from agent orange…was in his system I suppose for many years.😨
I am sorry to hear that. One of my friends died of cancer probably caused by exposure to something in Vietnam.
Your friend probably died from the same. Agent Orange is a deadly slow eater in the human body. But obviously agent orange defoliate the Vietnam jungles, not slow, but fast. Yes he was Marine who always put forth his patriotism setting forth the flag for every US national holiday. We are still hemorrhaging from the Vietnam War. Salute!🇱🇷