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The Traveling Wall brought honor and dignity to those who gave their all

Posted: October 7, 2013 2:15 p.m.
Updated: October 7, 2013 2:15 p.m.

I am writing in regards to the letter by Donald Robinson, subject the Vietnam Memorial Wall.
Both my husband and I were volunteers for three days to help families and friends pay their respects to the men and women who lost their lives in the Vietnam War.
I knew many young men who went into the service or were drafted and served in the armed forces in this war that no one was happy about or wanted to go to Vietnam.
But they served their country when they were asked and went to war, and yes it was a war when young men and women were being killed and wounded.
We were so proud and moved by the stories and respect shown over the last five days, when the (AVTT Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial) Wall traveled to our town and people could see what it had cost many families and friends to serve our country.
Everything was done with respect and pride, from the ceremonies, reading of the names, and the volunteers helping find names of loved ones and friends.
How proud were both felt on Sunday evening, when we knew we had helped bring some respect, closure and pride to these fallen warriors.
How could anyone who visited this Wall feel that is was glorifying war.
This past few days made us both feel a great sense of pride for being Americans and we would volunteer in a heart beat to help again, we would just work more hours and days.
We hope the Vietnam Wall will come back to our town again.


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