There are some things you can never put out of your mind for long, your first love, your wedding day, the birth of your child, your first car, the loss of a loved one, or the night you kicked the winning field goal - and war, if you have seen it up close.
There is no need for words between people who saw what they saw and felt what they felt.
Just a long, strong, silent hug or handshake, or "FEB. 15, 1967 - NA TRANG" scribbled on a napkin is enough to communicate volumes of words.
It is essential to keep a connection.
One way to stay connected with our veterans is through pictures. These that we present here are our personal treasures, some of which have never been seen by anyone except family.
Stay in touch with your American Veterans, but if can't say or do something nice, don't say or do anything at all. As Frank says, "SHOW THEM RESPECT OR BUZZ OFF!"
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