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Video || Vice President Pence at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

President Trump is visiting Japan on Memorial Day, hoping to keep the United States out of another war, this one with North Korea.

I’ve disagreed with his methods, but not his motive. He’s at least trying to pick up a can that’s been kicked down the road by the last three presidents.

So Mike Pence went to Arlington Cemetery this year to mark the day.

I visited the Vietnam Memorial Saturday. It is, always, such a moving experience to see the names on the wall, and the tributes that have been left. I just happened to see a newspaper clipping left there about the death of a young man from near where I grew up in Rockland County, New York. To think of the life he missed out on.

I don’t like the memorial, I think it implies that the war was wrong and the lives were wasted. But I don’t deny its power, or its usefulness to those whose loved ones died there.

Have a nice day. And to the fallen, the wounded, and those who suffer the psychological scars of war, I am sorry I can’t do much more than salute you and say, thank you for your service.

4 Responses to Video || Vice President Pence at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

  1. Yes- the Vietnam War Memorial is like a colossal tombstone – a quarry size earthen black eye to America’ s former stature commemorating a generation (the ‘boomers’, of course) whose soldiers were undermined & discredited by the communists they were fighting in Southeast Asia as well as their radical communist ‘peers’ on college campuses & the ‘entertainment/news media’. War was made ‘unpopular’- until the radical communists & ‘secret societyists’ were ‘voted’ into office to send regular men into bogus wars & to destygmatize perversion on the home front to keep their ilk in power. It would seem that the Vietnam War Memorial is really a tribute to the communist victory- but I will always revere the boomer soldiers who sacrificed life & limb against the communists in Vietnam & the older soldiers who fought the North Korean communists.

  2. Two weeks ago, my Uncle Jack Frankeny, a WWII Navy vet passed away. He was either 40 or 100 years old, depending on how he was feeling that day. My Uncle Al Frankeny, a Korea Army vet is still with us, thankfully.
    My Father, brother, husband, uncles, cousins, fathers-in-laws, and school mates are vets of one war or another. Military service seems to be a constant part of my family’s history.
    With that in mind, any and all memorials dedicated to those who serve in our military is a momentous and heartfelt way to honor their service and sacrifice.