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How Can We Forget?
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DD    Posted 08-10-2004 at 22:52:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
How Can We Forget?

I recently received an e-mail from a lady about a situation which happened in her hometown. They were having a municipal function and there was a group of citizens who wanted to display the Vietnam prisoners of war flag at the event.

Well, it seems that the mayor of this town informed them that they couldn’t fly the P.O.W. flag because it was not official.

I fail to see what being official has to do with reminding the world that there are soldiers who never made it home from Vietnam and were never accounted for.

This in itself is a disgrace on the face of America, to leave brave men behind without even giving their families the satisfaction of knowing whether they’re dead or living in some bamboo cage in
Southeast Asia.

If we’re going to send our young people off to war the very least we can do for them is to let them know that they’ll never be left behind and never be forgotten.

The P.O.W. flag, to me, is the Vietnam equivalent of the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It’s saying, “We don’t know who you are and we don’t know where you are, but we will remember you and we’ll never be satisfied until we know.”

Personally I think this mayor is taking a lot on himself to deny the families of these heroes the small consolation to remind the American public that we did a dishonorable thing when we left Vietnam and that there are still those of us in this country who care and still want closure to this sordid event.

We not only left brave men behind in Vietnam. We left behind a piece of America’s conscience and a good-sized piece of our national honor.

The way some of our Nam vets were treated when they came home from a war they didn’t start and were given no chance to win is a national disgrace. Anyone who fought in Vietnam deserves just as much honor and just as much glory as anyone who ever fought a war for the United States of America.

The regurgitation of John Kerry’s remarks paints the misdeeds of a handful of renegades with a broad enough brush as to dishonor the overwhelming majority of decent human beings who served their country with integrity and honor.

Enough is enough. The Vietnam Veterans have faced a heartbreaking set of circumstances, public rejection, emotional and physical scars and the scourge of Agent Orange. They don’t need nor deserve anything less than our profound respect and heartfelt gratitude, in whatever ways we can make up to them the disgraceful behavior of a cadre of shaggy hippies and elitist college students who spit on them and called them baby killers.

And if flying the P.O.W. flag is a source of comfort to them or their loved ones why should a mayor of an American city stand in the way just because it’s not official.

Shame on you sir.

Pray for our troops.

What do you think?

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels

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This was taken directly from Charlie Daniels Website....I Agree with him on this. I also DID NOT post this to start any kind of argument here but was just curious as to your thoughts on this : ) Thank-You

Len....NY    Posted 08-11-2004 at 00:20:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
DD,glad you posted Charlies comments,I agree with his sentiments 100%. Our Vietnam vets returned to shameful greetings ,in no small part, due to the sanctimonious presidential wannabe who would now like to use that war to his advantage. I hope the truth is revealed soon,and America will vote with its conscience and not the media hype. Never forget.

~Lenore    Posted 08-11-2004 at 11:34:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Len, I agree with you on the part the democratic candidate for president played in the horrible treatment our soldiers got when they returned from doing their duty in Vietnam.

His claims that they were "murders, rapists, torturers and criminals" did not help them to be welcomed home as the heros they were.

the mayor is a goob    Posted 08-10-2004 at 23:07:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
The Great State of Kalifornia has flown it for years, right below it's own state flag at the state capital....wierd since the flag is "unofficial."


DD    Posted 08-10-2004 at 23:04:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
I feel I must add to this to say that there is a big difference in Forgiving and Forgetting : )

SusieQ    Posted 08-11-2004 at 03:36:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well I have always felt such closeness to those who served in Viet Nam.....and as for forgiving..yes, but as for Forgetting...never, there are still POWs and MIAs not accounted for.
Even to this very day. These are somones son, hubby, daddy, brother or sister. They were important, VIPs to their families. War is hell.
Thanks DD.

Clod    Posted 08-11-2004 at 05:51:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
It is strange how so many who hate our country and those who serve in battle so much yet rise so high in political positions. The same are most often asking for the most from the taxpaying public.

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