Posts tagged ‘Welcome Home’

November 11, 2015

Veterans Day – No Politics

by lewwaters

La Center Memorial Wall

April 14, 2012

Joe Galloway & Gen. Anthony C. Zinni, 2012 Salute To Vietnam Veterans

by lewwaters

Speeches made by Joe Galloway (We Were Soldiers) & Gen. Anthony C. Zinni (USMC Ret.) at the March 8, 2012 Salute to Vietnam Veterans held in San Francisco.

Joe Galloway

Gen. Zinni

Be proud of your service. We owe no one an apology for our serving!

Welcome Home, Brothers & Sisters.

November 23, 2011

Remember Me?

by lewwaters

It’s been around before and has received over 30,000,000 views on YouTube. But, as we settle down for our Thanksgiving Dinners, let’s pause and remember those far away who protect our freedom to enjoy the day.

The author of the video, Lizzie Palmer was but 15 years old when she created it.

September 29, 2011

Washington State, Let’s Honor Our South Vietnamese Allies

by lewwaters

Most of us have heard the derision against the ARVN (Army Republic of Viet Nam), “Want to buy some ARVN rifles? Never been fired and only dropped once!” That it is a rehash from earlier times makes it no less stinging in its denunciation of the South Vietnamese Forces that fought in South Viet Nam many years ago.

It’s also very untrue. The South Vietnamese soldiers, sailors and airmen fought for their country as hard as any other soldier ever has.

While America lost over 58,000 of our sons in Viet Nam, South Viet Nam lost about 266,000 of theirs. In all, the South Vietnamese Forces were effective fighters, even though they were often under trained and under armed while facing a hostile communist force well trained and well armed by the Communist Chinese and the former Soviet Union.

Knowing this, I am left perplexed reading the Olympian’s headline, Plan to honor Vietnamese soldiers on memorial in Olympia angers U.S. vets.

It seems that a small band of U.S. Veterans groups, Vietnamese Veterans and community members has been working with the State Department of Veterans Affairs to add an inscription alongside the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Olympia to honor both Republic of Vietnam and American soldiers who fought in Viet Nam.

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March 29, 2011

MARCH 30: REMEMBER “WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERANS DAY”

by lewwaters

Submitted by REES LLOYD

“Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” observances will be held formally in many areas of the country today, March 30, informally in many other areas, and totally ignored in many if not most other areas, except in posts of veterans’ services organization like The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and other VSO’s.

The U.S. House and Senate have by resolutions recognized March 30 as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day annually. The observance began at the grass roots, as Americans began to remember and regret the way that Vietnam Veterans, who served honorably when their country called, were treated when they came home.

Many returning troops were vilified. Leftist demonstrators burned the American Flag and marched under the Viet Cong Flag and large photos of Ho Chi Minh, the leader of Communist Vietnam. Troops were called “baby killers,” “war criminals,” and were sometimes insulted and spit upon by self-righteous demonstrators of proclaiming their love of peace with snarls, raised fists, and epithets.

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