We visited a dear friend today. Doug wasn’t the traditional WWII hero. He didn’t carry a gun. He didn’t fly an airplane. He wasn’t a POW. He has a unique part in American history. Doug was drafted and served his country faithfully as a Conscientious Objector working in a medical laboratory down south. Doug later invented and manufactured portable dental and medical equipment that helped […]
When I think of Vietnam Vets, I picture gnarly men with ravaged bodies and wounded souls who wrongfully weren’t accepted back into our society as heroes like our beloved WWII vets. They fought an ugly battle overseas, but arrived home to find a new war on their hands. They were still the enemy, now to […]
Memorial Weekend is celebrated in America with picnics, family reunions, camping trips, cook-outs, gatherings with friends, yard work, and sleeping in. Other than the traditional foods, it tastes of the anticipation for the summer ahead. But it’s more than just an extra day off to celebrate with family and friends. It’s a day to memorialize […]
Last August, my family visited the traveling Viet Nam War Memorial. In honor of Memorial Day, I’m linking back. If you want to travel back with me, follow the link.