Saturday, March 31, 2012

VIETNAM VETERAN DAY REMEMBERED

For my husband Ray and many others.

This Day is remembered. 

Young boys who were almost men, and perhaps think they are, gave their lives. 

Words cannot express the cold, isolation, horror, pain, suffering and perhaps, death.
Many experienced.
http://vaforgottenvet.blogspot.com/
  Care for them..

                                 Man's best friend, never forgets.

                                      At the going down of the sun, and in the morning.
                                          We Shall Remember Them, Lest We Forget. 

                                     

19 comments:

  1. Hi There, The Vietnam War was so hard on so many wonderful servicemen who gave their lives for freedom. Makes me cry. I was in my 20's and lost a good friend in that war. Dickie Stone was one year younger --and was a pilot. I went to his military funeral and it was so very very sad.

    Thanks for sharing this important post.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Thank you for sharing your Dickie Stone.. Years march by, the sun goes up and down, but they are remembered.

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  2. I am so glad we remember our fallen heros...but it also makes me want to sob! My son is in Special Forces, and I pray so hard for him and his men! Oh may God bless them and keep them safe! ♥♥♥

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    1. Oh Cathy, I pray for your son to return to you safely.. God bless you both.

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  3. My husband too is a Viet Nam vet ~ we were newlyweds at the time. He was just there for a few months, but it forever shaped him. Blessings to you Crystal, from our house to yours. xo

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    1. Hello Susy, Yes they never forget that trauma. Ray is different from the young man who went away, so I have been told. I see him stare into space many times, his face goes flat with no expression. If I talk to him at that time, he is unaware. It's not easy for those who love them either.

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  4. What a lovely and timely reminder for all the veterans. My heart hurts at the plight of some of those brave folks. God bless your Ray and all the other selfless veterans out there.

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    1. Thank you Shelly. Ray didn't even tell me.. He shared his friends photo on facebook, which he is addicted to. I have to ask him to get him to tell me many things. That war robs a part of the brain of those who returned. I thank God for my medical training, yet at times I feel like I am going mad also. Its a battle....praise God for a faith in Jesus..

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  5. These images are way too heartbreaking for me :(

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    1. They hurt don't they Geoff. And many of the younger generation have no understanding or respect.

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  6. Dear Crystal, . . . thank you for reminding us. I got tears in my eyes when I saw the dog lying on the grave. Peace.

    PS: I’ll be absent from the blogging world during the month of April. However, I’m going to schedule reposts of stories I posted last May and June when I had only a few readers. If you have time, please stop by my blog every Tuesday and Saturday in April. I’d appreciate comments because they will help me decide just what topics to cover in the memoir on which I’m working.

    I regret already that I’ll be missing all your April postings. If you have several you’d like me to read when I begin again in May, please go to my blog and leave a comment, mentioning the postings that are particularly important to you.

    I’ll start reading again on Tuesday, May 1. See you then!

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    1. Hello Dee, I will surely stop by and read as able. I am slowing down myself.. Yet with the Holy Week approaching I get caught up in many thoughts about the suffering of Christ. Resurrection Sunday when the sun pops out and shines gladdens the heart once more to takes me back to being so thankful. Have a lovely rest, God loves you. x

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  7. Remembering with you sister. The pics with the dogs just break my heart, so sad.

    Blessings,
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    1. Blessings to you also my sweet sister-in-Christ. x

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  9. It is so wonderful that your country has set aside a day to honor Vietam vets. That war was such a terrible time in history. My brother served three tours of duty, by God's grace he came home..

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  10. Never forget is true...such bravery!

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  11. Thank you for sharing this thoughtful reminder. My husband is a Vietnam vet as well. Thankfully he returned safely so I could meet and marry him! God bless all veterans.

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