From my inbox:
From the desk of the CEO, Veterans-For-Change
It’s hard to believe that 20 years have passed since the ground assault of Desert Storm began, or that 57 years have passed since the war in Vietnam began, or that 61 years have passed since the war in Korea began.
Many of the specific memories and details of those days-and of subsequent days after our soldiers had advanced - have faded, some memories have remained very clear. Among them are the character, the personalities, and the faces of the Soldiers you served with.
Like American Soldiers of every generation, those with whom you served were a great and diverse mixture of young people-from every part of our great country and from every culture, ethnicity, and economic background. But their differences did not define them. What defined them, was their willingness to serve, their dedication, and the way they put their hearts and souls into every assigned task-no different than the young men and women serving today, and over the past decade, in Iraq and Afghanistan. All of them personify the four simple promises of the Soldier’s Creed:
Ø I will always place the mission first.
Ø I will never accept defeat.
Ø I will never quit.
Ø I will never leave a fallen comrade.
Many of you never thought of the day you’d be a Veteran, or of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
That’s why we must double our efforts to care for Veterans, their families, and their caregivers-of every generation....
Yankeemom has more here. Please go read.