I am a female combat veteran (Iraq 2008). I think that the American public does a good job welcoming us home, I don't think we vets need a parade to show us your support; however, what we do need is the benefits. Medical and mental health care, our GI Bill money so that we can continue with school when we get back home - these are the things that would support us the most. Thank you for the show of support!!
I am a little up set of the way they are received in america ( they rate everything they get) I am a Viet Nam Vet. and still waiting on my thank you.
Samuel, I make it a point to thank every Vietnam vet I meet for putting it all on the line for the rest of us. I would have gladly served myself, but by the time we entered the war, I had 2 children so they wouldn't take me. Thank you for going for me!
Samuel, I thank you from the bottom of my heart! Thankful, also, that you survived!
Raymond Rowley, Stephen N Russell doesn't want any other vet to ever experience what the Viet Nam vets came home to. Maybe we shouldn't have been there, maybe we should have, but in any case, the way the Viet Nam vets were treated is shameful! It must not ever happen again!!!
Thank you for your thank you, may God bless you.
A President who has never served is out of touch. Period
If America does not want to honor or respect our returning Vets from what ever time era we should not be making war for them to become Veterans. I'm a Vietnam Vet, I'm still waiting for my welcome home. That's 45 years of waiting and now I could care less. But don't do this to our other Vets.
I am also a Vietnam Vet and I do care. I finally got a welcome home from the State of NC last year.
The War Memorials should never be closed as they were paid for in blood,sweat and tears by our Vets. This is another slap in the face by our leaders if you can call them that.
You don't get thank you enough for your service. But then so was our Vietnam veterans were mistreated.
Having the VA was a good start but way more is needed now!!
As I understand it, The History of America shows that our Men and Women have stepped up and "Devoted" their Lives at times, to for the United States of America! During a Soldiers Tenure in the service of their country, "All gave some, some gave all." Their are tales of Bravery, Courage, Risking their Life, for their Brother's and Sister's in Arms.