Vietnam veterans were stereotyped and demonized to such a great extent that even the widows of deceased servicemen received late-night harassing phone calls. It has been said by some that at no point in our country’s history have our veterans been hurt more by our own countrymen than by the enemy. For many vets, the homecoming was often a powerful first encounter that made their adjustment to civilian
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Thank you to all the Vietnam War veterans for your faithful and honorable service to this nation. Your promise to never again to allow Veterans to be forgotten set the stage for how we were treated when returning from Iraq. I’m am truly grateful for your service and the example of what it means to be a veteran.